Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:20 a.m.

Michael O’Connor is Veronica Smith’s brother-in-law. Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed him at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff’s Department. The interview was recorded with witness’s knowledge and consent.


  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Michael O’Connor

Detective Murphy: Good morning, Dr. O’Connor. Please take a seat.

Michael O’Connor: I’m not sure how I can help. I’ve told you all I know.

Detective Murphy: Before we get started, we need your name and address for our records.

Michael O’Connor: My name is Michael O’Connor, and I live at 1471 Short Avenue, Oxford, Mississippi.

Detective Murphy: Thank you. Now, can you tell us where you were the night Veronica Smith was killed?

Michael O’Connor: Like I told you before I left work around 8:00 and went home and stayed there the rest of the evening.

Detective Murphy: Did anyone see you leave the hospital?

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