Richard Landrigran is a 50-year-old white male and is the manager of the Yoknapatawpha Acres Nursing Home where the victim, Jerry Shaw was employed. The interview was conducted at the Yoknapatawpha Sheriff's Department and was recorded on a portable audio tape recorder with the witness's knowledge and consent.
- Detective Ted Armstrong
- Detective Samantha Murphy
- Richard D. Landrigran
Detective Armstrong: Thanks for coming in. Would you please state your name and address for the record?
Richard Landrigran: Richard Dean Landrigran. I live at 262 Woodlawn Drive, Oxford. What did you want to talk to me about?
Detective Armstrong: How are things going at that lovely facility of yours?
Richard Landrigran: Things are great. I've already replaced Shaw.
Detective Armstrong: Have you replaced your head nurse?
Richard Landrigran: How did you-- She'll be easy to replace. I was going to fire her anyway.
Detective Murphy: Really? She told us you called her and asked her to come back.
Richard Landrigran: That is absurd. When she quit, I said, "good riddance." All she did by quitting was save me a lot of paperwork. She was always complaining about something.
Detective Armstrong: Always complaining about what a horrible manager you were?
Richard Landrigran: Whatever, that's her opinion and she is welcome to it.
Detective Armstrong: We have heard that you and Jerry Shaw had some pretty heated arguments in the weeks prior to his murder.
Richard Landrigran: We had some minor disagreements, nothing serious.
Detective Murphy: I would think that shoving was pretty serious.
Richard Landrigran: I never laid a hand on that man.
Detective Armstrong: We hear he shoved you, and you cowered away.
Richard Landrigran: Never happened. I don't know where you people get your information, but it is way off.
Detective Murphy: Do you know of anyone who would want to kill Shaw?
Richard Landrigran: I noticed you said murder earlier. I thought Jerry slipped on some garbage?
Detective Armstrong: Just answer the question Mr. Landrigran.
Richard Landrigran: A lot of people thought he was a jerk, but I don't know about wanting to kill him. I just can't help you there. Natalie sure disliked him. Maybe she did it. She's a big woman; she'd have the strength.
Detective Armstrong: The strength to do what, exactly? Do you know how he was killed?
Richard Landrigran: Everyone thought he slipped so I'm guessing he was pushed. I don't know.
Detective Armstrong: Did YOU shove him?
Richard Landrigran: I told you before. I had nothing to do with this murder or accident or whatever it was.
Detective Murphy: Where is it you said you were in the hour or so before the body was found?
Richard Landrigran: I don't recall. I think I was on my lunch break. I eat late because I have so much to do. I don't remember if I went out that day or if I ate in my office or the cafeteria.
Detective Armstrong: Do you remember where you were when Bonnie called you to tell you that Jerry was dead?
Richard Landrigran: Yes, I was in my office. I do remember that.
Detective Armstrong: Either you are lying to us or you have a really bad memory.
Richard Landrigran: I have had so much on my mind; whatever I said in that first interview would probably be correct. It would have been fresh in my mind then.
Detective Armstrong: Richard Landrigran, did you kill Jerry Shaw?
Richard Landrigran: No I did not! I have nothing further to say to you. With your permission I would like to return to my job now.
Detective Murphy: Alright. You may go, for now.
Interview ended: 11:47 am