As she grew up, Amanda never strayed far from her hometown. After spending some time working at a restaurant in Marion, some 100 miles south-west of Defiance, she settled into a serving job in nearby Delta. By all accounts, she was well known and liked within the community.
Then, something happened that would change the course of Amanda’s life. She met a man named James Ramey and fell pregnant with his child. In 2016, she gave birth to a son, named Winston. Her family was complete – but sadly, it wasn’t to last.
Although Amanda loved being a mother, her relationship with James began to deteriorate. One day, she threatened to leave him – and that’s when things got scary. According to Amanda, James threatened her with a knife and told her that he would kill her. Worst of all, she claimed to have been holding Winston at the time.