Fuller before the cocaine poisoning
Hotel employees found the bodies of Rice and Fuller at the Serena Hotel unconscious on their balcony. Rice was dead and bleeding from the mouth and nose. Fuller went into a coma and when she awoke was paralyzed on her right side. The pair supposedly bought the contaminated drugs from a local taxi driver who has since been arrested.
The hotel where Jeff Rice died
An investigation turned up cocaine and heroin in the hotel room with no signs of foul play. Large quantities of cocaine were found in the stomachs of both Fuller and Rice, originally leading some to believe that the two may had been involved in smuggling drugs. It appears that was not the case, but regardless, Katheryne Fuller still faced drug charges once she was released from the hospital. After pleading guilty she was sentenced to six months in prison or a $420 (yes really) fine. You can guess which route she chose.
Katheryne Fuller leaves the courtroom
Moses Kalanzi, 23, the taxi driver responsible for the poisoning, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and drug charges. His next court date is on March 15. He remains in custody.
Jeff Rice left behind a wife and two children. He worked on Whale Wars in addition to The Amazing Race. He was 39.