Natalie Murphy is a 53-year-old white female who was head nurse at 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
- Natalie Murphy
Detective Armstrong: Thank you for agreeing to come in again. As before, state your name and address please.
Natalie Murphy: Natalie Murphy 1182 Mimosa Drive, Oxford, Mississippi.
Detective Armstrong: How did that interview go?
Natalie Murphy: It went well. I got called back for a second interview and I start working at the hospital on the twenty-fourth.
Detective Murphy: Congratulations. We need to go over a few things with you.
Natalie Murphy: I'll answer to the best of my abilities but I have to warn you, I will not answer any questions about Richard Landrigran.
Detective Armstrong: Why not?
Natalie Murphy: I have been advised by counsel not to.
Detective Armstrong: You hired an attorney?
Natalie Murphy: There's no law against that, is there?
Detective Armstrong: No, there isn't. Do you know a Margery Jenkins?
Natalie Murphy: Yes.
Detective Murphy: She tells us you called her the day you quit.
Natalie Murphy: Yes, I did. I thought she should know that with me gone the patients wouldn't get any satisfactory care at all.
Detective Armstrong: Did you call the family of any other patients?
Natalie Murphy: No.
Detective Armstrong: Why is that?
Natalie Murphy: Because I ran out of time.
Detective Murphy: Did you know that Margery took Rose to an independent doctor?
Natalie Murphy: I did not. But I am glad she did.
Detective Armstrong: According to his findings Rose hadn't been cared for properly for quite some time. That would include while you were still employed there.
Natalie Murphy: I couldn't be everywhere and do everything!
Detective Murphy: Please, you don't have to get loud with us. You seem to have a rather quick temper.
Natalie Murphy: I apologize. It's just that I worked with a bunch of lazy uncaring people. I could tell them what should be done, even show them a hundred times how to do it but I could NOT make them do it. That's all I'm going to say without my lawyer present.
Detective Armstrong: Thank you for coming in.
Interview ended: 8:34 am