According to an AJRG member/ resuer / insider of boyfriend Stafford, the couple was volitile and vain. They approached her and several other recuers looking for a solid grey kitten, as appearances were important. Over the course of several months they fostered or adopted seven kittens through three different rescue groups, of which three kittens mysteriously died before Coco was murdered. Another foster was extremely fearful while in the care of Johnson and Stafford, yet was outgoing and friendly when placed into an adoption area.
It's pretty obvious the pair did not create a loving and caring environment.
Stafford had called police against Johnson at least once for domestic violence prior to the events of Coco's murder, but dropped charges. Stafford himself is facing charges of filing a false report because he approached proscutors after Johnson was charged with Coco's death, completely recanting his earlier statements and saying what a great guy Johnson was, and how great he was with their two cats Coco Chanel and Adrian. This resulted in felony charges being reduced to misdemeanor against Johnson.
Because of his postion in the community and the military, Stafford was more concerned with people finding out he was gay than the welfare of the surviving cat Adrian and finding justice for Coco.
Is the sin of silence as great as the sin of action? Had Stafford stood up, would Coco still be alive? Is standing by and allowing suffering to happen as bad as being cruel?