While Isabella initially appeared devastated by the death of her husband, a voicemail on René's phone would reveal that their marriage was tense in regards to finances, as René believed he knew how to best handle his and Isabella's money and wanted complete control of their finances. Isabella confessed to her conflicts with René to the player and David Jones, and additionally spoke of how René even chastised her for spending $100 on groceries and often accused her of not knowing how to handle money.
Sometime prior to the case's events, however, Isabella came to a shocking revelation upon checking her and René's checking account: René had lost all of their retirement money in the stock market. Isabella confronted René in the dining hall of his university, with René becoming upset and asking Isabella to be more understanding. Enraged at René's condescending refusal to apologize, the evil Isabella grabbed a fork and began stabbing René in the neck, killing him. Later on, despite being shocked by her actions, Isabella disposed of René's glasses at the nearby viewpoint and left a message expressing her shock by what she'd done.
The evidence ultimately pointed to Isabella as René's killer, and she was confronted by the player and David. After initially trying to deny her actions, Isabella confessed, revealing how her husband had squandered their savings and protesting that she had not intended to kill René. After being arrested, Isabella was put on trial, with judge Judith Powell sentencing her to five years in prison. After her sentencing, Isabella broke down in tears and expressed heartache as she stated she wouldn't be able to enjoy her retirement now.
- "Fine, [player's rank and name]. I did kill him! But I swear I didn't mean to! You already know how my husband and I had disagreements about family finances. He wanted to be in charge, and always pestered me about my spending... But this morning I checked our saving account, and I saw that he had lost all our money! (David Jones: "What?! How did he do that?") He thought he was so smart... He played the stock market, and invested in all the wrong things! All his big talk about saving money. All those efforts made preparing for our retirement... It was all for nothing! Everything I had worked for was gone! I came to the campus to confront him, but he refused to apologize. He started getting upset and said I could try being more understanding. Me! More understanding! I've dealt with the man for 35 years, and he thinks I could be MORE understanding! I just couldn't take it anymore! I grabbed the first thing I could get my hands on, and stabbed him... I... I hardly knew I was doing! Next thing I know, I'm at the viewpoint, with his glasses... when I realize... I realize I killed him!" (Isabella's confession to killing her husband, René)