Ellis' arrest is only bringing the family of Torhonda Cathey more questions in their search for forgiveness.
"You don't feel the pain, until the pain hits home," her father Gurnett Cathey said.
For this grieving father, the arrest pictures only brought back memories he says should have been red flags.
"I never thought that would be the last time I would see her," Cathey said.
It's a crime that robbed him of his only daughter, and it will force her only son to spend his birthday this Sunday without his mom.