Oh that’s GRIM. Unmarked plot of dug-up earth for Ricky. Clever.
This series is excellent, by the way. Good work.
I think that’s intended to be an in-ground plaque. There is no reason to suspect that the author is trying to bias the reader reaction to any one of the deaths. I suspect that the difference in grave markers is simply for the visual interest of the image.
Of course, considering Lucy meant to kill Ricky, I doubt she would spring for an expensive marker. Attorney’s fees and all will take that money and I don’t know if the stat they live in provides free markers.
A relative, say a grandmother, could have paid for the marker after the murder.