Det. Shuman traveled nearly 300 miles to Worcester, Massachusetts to see Paul Pollard when he knew he was losing his arson-murder case against Richard Sargent, Roger Johnson and William Myers. His only witness went to Richard Sargent's attorney's office  and said Shuman had fed her the story and that she had committed perjury.  Shuman was upset with Richard's attorneys for causing him to lose his arson-murder case. Shuman was now seeking revenge and determined to get Richard Sargent.