Tom and Jackie Hawks were living their best lives. They'd scrimped and saved for years to allow themselves to retire early. They bought a yacht, aptly named the Well Deserved, and they moved in, living their lives cruising down the California coast. But then they got the best news - their son's wife was pregnant with their first grandchild. They knew they would need to change their lifestyle if they wanted to be close enough to the baby for frequent visits, so they put the Well Deserved up for sale. They were excited when a young couple showed interest in the boat. But after they took this couple out for a sea trial, Tom and Jackie Hawks were never seen again.
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ABC News | A Receipt from Target, A Stolen Car in Mexico and a Third Unsolved Murder: Investigation Into Yacht Murder of California Couple (Allie Yang and Andrew Paparella)
Wikipedia | Murder of Thomas and Jackie Hawks.
Medium | Death at Sea — The Yacht Murder of Tom and Jackie Hawks (A.W. Naves)
The Orange County Register | Defendant: Jennifer Deleon
The Los Angeles Times | Testimony: Woman knew of Plot to Kill Local Couple (Amanda Pennington)
Dead Reckoning By: Caitlin Rother
20/20 - Season 42, Episode 14 - Overboard