Nefertiti was moving into her Miles College freshman dorm room on Aug. 10, 2004, when Darrell, a sophomore and Miles College football player, noticed her. He approached Nefertiti and her family and asked if they needed any help. They welcomed his assistance. Later that night, Darrell and a friend saw Nefertiti and her roommate on campus. Small talk ensued. At the time, Nefertiti was in a relationship. They became friends.