YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 002267-25I-2011
Case Description: Kimberly Pace Homicide
Investigators have put together the following summary of the witnesses' alibis for the window of time when the murder is believed to have been committed (~9:30 p.m. 9/24/11 - ~12:00 a.m. 9/25/11), based on their statements during interviews. Also included is information on the results of attempts to verify the alibis.
- Y = Alibi confirmed for entire time period.
- N = No part of the alibi could be corroborated.
- ? = Alibi partially or tentatively substantiated. Reasons for this designation include:
- The witness's alibi is corroborated only by another witness who has a close personal relationship with him/her.
- One or more portions of the witness's time remain uncorroborated.
- The corroboration for all or part of the alibi is not conclusive.
|Witness||Stated Alibi||Verification Detail|
|Arthur Beck||In his first interview, Beck said he fell asleep watching the news on TV and that he awoke around 1:30 a.m. to go to bed. In his second interview, Beck added that he worked in his backyard garden after dark with a light on before watching TV.||
|Laurence Bricker||In his second interview, Bricker said he was home all evening until he went to bed.||
|Paul Evans||In his first interview, Evans said he was at the C'est Belle Gallery until 11:00 p.m. After leaving, he stopped outside K. Pace's house around 11:05 - 11:10 p.m. but did not go in, then went home (Miguel Ochoa's house) to sleep.||
|Tammy Freeman||In her interview, Freeman said she worked until about 9:00 p.m., went home and changed, then met Miguel Ochoa at Murff's at about 10:00 p.m. Freeman said she and Ochoa stayed at Murff's approximately two hours, then went for a drive, and then to Ochoa's house, arriving there at about 1:00 a.m.||
|Jeremy Gladwell||In his second interview, Gladwell said he was home all evening. He said he ordered pizza from Papa John's at 9:30 p.m., talked to client on phone at 10:30 p.m., and answered e-mail after eating pizza||
|Lila Lawson||In her interview, Lawson indicated she was at the C'est Belle Gallery from approximately 6:00 p.m. until about 11:00, then she went home to bed.||
|Cody Matthews|| In his first interview, Matthews said he was outside C'est Belle Gallery around 9:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. until he saw K. Pace leave. Then he went back to his dorm, had a pizza and watched a movie. Roommate returned at midnight.  In his second interview, Matthews provided the additional detail that he picked up pizza at Pizza Den after 9:30 p.m., then rented a video game from the Redbox at Walgreens.||
|Carter Nichols||In his first interview, Nichols said he was at a fraternity party all evening||
|Miguel Ochoa||In his interview, Ochoa said he was at C'est Belle Gallery from around 9:00 p.m. until about 10:00 p.m., when he left to meet his girlfriend, Tammy Freeman, at Murff's. Ochoa said he and Freeman went to his house, arriving at around 1:00 a.m.||
|Becky Pace||In her second interview, B. Pace said she left the C'est Belle Gallery at the same time as K. Pace, around 9:30 p.m. G. Pace said she then bought a bottle of wine from Colonel's Wine & Liquor and went home. She arrived home around 10:00 p.m., and ordered pizza from Domino's Pizza.||
|Patrick Richards||In his interview, Richards said he went to work at the Pizza Hut on University at 6:00 p.m. and worked until they closed. He went back to his dorm after work and got there around 2:00 a.m.||
|Cheryl Weston||In her second interview, Weston said she was at home, hosting a sleepover for her daughter and ten of her friends||