In 2015, Ric plotted to marry Nina and acquire her money. He would play a recording of a baby crying to gaslight Nina into thinking she is crazy and relying on him. It was later revealed that Madeline Reeves was plotting with Ric to acquire Nina's money and they began having an affair after Ric eloped with Nina. They had to make Nina seem crazy and on August 31, 2015 it is revealed that Madeline the one who killed Silas by stabbing him in the back with a knife. Nina and Franco figured out what was going on and played the baby recording to confuse Ric. He made a deal with the authorities to get a confession from Madeline about her role in Silas Clay's murder by wearing a wire in exchange for immunity. Then Nina had the marriage annulled.