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. Landrigran has been arrested and charged with defrauding the insurance company and is being held awaiting bail hearing.
- Detective Ted Armstrong
- Detective Samantha Murphy
- Richard D. Landrigran
Detective Armstrong: Would you please state your name and address for the record?
Richard Landrigran: Richard Dean Landrigran and I live at 262 Woodlawn Drive, Oxford.
Detective Murphy: Officer, please remove his cuffs.
Richard Landrigran: Thanks, I don't know why they put those on me. I'm not a criminal.
Detective Armstrong: That hasn't been determined yet. From what I've seen and heard....
Richard Landrigran: Oh come on! These charges are ridiculous. Anyway, I agreed to talk with you about Jerry Shaw. I refuse to discuss these ... other matters ... without my attorney present.
Detective Armstrong: How much money did Shaw owe you Richard?
Richard Landrigran: What in the world are you talking about?
Detective Murphy: We have heard from several people that Jerry was a pretty big gambler. We heard that you were one of the people that he frequently made bets with. Are you denying you made bets with Jerry Shaw?
Richard Landrigran: Well, I am not denying that we made some harmless bets, but they were all in fun.
Detective Armstrong: From what we've heard, Shaw definitely got away with things that other employees didn't. Did he have had something on you?
Richard Landrigran: I owed him some money. Not a lot. I assure you it was not enough to kill him over.
Detective Murphy: You have no alibi for the time frame when Jerry was murdered.
Richard Landrigran: I was in my office!
Detective Armstrong: There is no one who can verify that, Richard.
Richard Landrigran: My word is good.
Detective Armstrong: Uh-huh.
Richard Landrigran: I'm not the only one who made bets with Jerry. Why are you persecuting me? And these charges? Who accused me of doing wrong? Natalie? She'll do anything to cover herself. This is all just some smokescreen that she's concocted.
Detective Armstrong: I am going to ask you one more time ... did you kill Jerry Shaw?
Richard Landrigran: NO! I want my attorney.
Detective Murphy: Okay, Richard, we are finished.
Detective Armstrong: Officer, come get your prisoner. Don't forget the cuffs.
Richard Landrigran: You'll be hearing from my attorney.
Interview ends: 9:42 am