The Mansion Murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings
After the murders, Markham told the press that she would continue in her parents' footsteps.
She said at a press conference: "My mother and father touched many, many lives around the country and we plan to carry on their legacy. We children have experienced a loss that is unimaginable, but as a family we'll pull together. We'll take each day one day at a time. Our most important concern right now is upholding the wishes of my parents. And we are fully prepared to do that. The family is capable of following through with those wishes."