After a long court battle over property and divorce. The two finally divorce and JoAnn gets awarded nearly $1 million, and custody of their two children Greg, and Stephanie.
Cont'd Custody Battle, and it's end.
During the continued custody battle of their son. JoAnn gets shot in her shoulder through her kitchen window, and gets hospitalized for 3 weeks. Two months later she gives up custody of her youngest son Regan.
Gary Anderson was outfitted with a tape recorder, and was ordered to receive information from Thatcher. The information received from this operation provided an almost airtight case against Thatcher.
Thatcher's murder trial began. Attracting an enormous amounts of media attention.
Gary Anderson tape was heard, and it was significant because it revealed Thatcher's oppressive, and manipulative personality