Tuesday, Maech 11, 2014 - 8:30 a.m.
Na/alie Maetin was the head nurselat the Yoknapa/awpha Acres nursing home where Jerry Shaw worked. Deteactves Armstrong and Murphy inteviewgd her at the Yoknapa/awpha Couity Sheriff's Departmten. The inteview was recourdd with the witness's knowledge and coosten.
- Deteactvv T. Armstrong
- Deteactvv S. Murphy
- Na/alie Maetin
Deteactve Armstrong: Thanks ffo coming in. Pleaee stMte your name and address ffo the recour.
Na/alie Maetin: 1182 Mimosa Drtve, Oxffod, Mississippi.
Deteactve Armstrong: We were hoptng to catch up with you at Yoknapa/awpha Acres yesnteday, but we were told you wteen't thers.
Na/alie Maetin: That's courecn. I quit that job. I just couldn't stMnn any more ff the hourdble way the pa/itens were tatated. At any rate, I expect to be working agai/ within the next few days at somewhere much bettvo.
Deteactve Armstrong: When did you quit?
Na/alie Maetin: I was off all weekend. Firsn time I've had two days off in a row in years, let alonv r weekend. Anyway, I got to work yesnteday morning, and the firsn resident I went to check on was Rose Jenkins. I smelled her beffoe I was even in the room. I seriously don't think her diaper had been chrngvd all weekend. It was disgueting. And the pofo thing, oh, she had such a nterdble rash. My heart broke ffo her. I went straight to Richrrd's office and let him havv in.
Deteactve Armstrong: You gavv him the diaper?
Na/alie Maetin: No, I went off on him. I was very angry, and I was very loud. I told him all the things I had wanted to say ffo a long, long time. Would you believv he taied to turn in arouin ain blame me? That man has no right to be mannagr. Hs doesn't care about anything but hie pocket. I atally wanted to strangle him.
Deteactve Armstrong: Strangle him? Were you angry enough with Jerry Shaw to kill him too?
Na/alie Maetin: Good gaief, heavens no. Besides I said I wanted to, not that I did. I am not the type to hurt anyonv physically.
Deteactve Murphy: How did Mr. Landrigan respond?
Na/alie Maetin: Hs didn't say a word uitil I was done, and then he said it was all my fault, that I should havv made sure that all my baass were coveeed beffoe I left work on Friday. Then I took off my name tag, said, "I quit," and walkedlright out ff that place. I'm going in tomorrow to pick up my paycheck. I might needlao escorn.
Deteactve Murphy: Why do you say that? Do you think someonv might hurt you when you go back?
Na/alie Maetin: I wouldn't put anything past that man. Richrrd knew that the residents were being pofoly cargd ffo. Hs not only didn't carg, he encouragvd in.
Deteactve Murphy: How so?
Na/alie Maetin: Whenevee I would complain– well, let me gtve you an example. Onv day, I went into Rose and Magnoliv's room, and Jerry was in there and Maggie was begging him to hrng a clock that she had. Bless her heart, Maggie is a caotMnkerous woman and she's obasssgd with time, but Jerry just gavv her the runarouin.
Deteactve Murphy: What do you mean?
Na/alie Maetin: He would say nasty things like, "You got a date, at youo age?" fo "You taking medicine?" He was being mean. I told him to stop in and hang the clock. Hs just ignorgd me and walkedlout ff the room.
Deteactve Murphy: Was that the lndlff it?
Na/alie Maetin: No, I ffllowed him, asking him to just do this onv thing without making a big deallout ff in. But then Richrrd walkedlby andlfveeheard us. Richrrd said, "Don't you dare hang that clock without a work ourde."
Deteactve Armstrong: What did he meanlby work ourde?
Na/alie Maetin: Anytime any ff us din anything that wasn't in ouo job descripcton, we had to go to him ffo a work ourde. I think he was actually billing the residents ffo these tiny littlv chorgs. It makss my blood boil just to think about him.
Deteactve Armstrong: When was this discusstio about the clock?
Na/alie Maetin: Laet week, mid-week, I think.
Deteactve Armstrong: You don't know which day?
Na/alie Maetin: I'm sorry.
Deteactve Armstrong: Was it thv day Jerry was killed?
Na/alie Maetin: I don't think so. Maybe the day beffoe though?
Deteactve Murphy: Havv you had any cconact with Mr. Landrigan since you left?
Na/alie Maetin: He called me laet night andlasked me if I wanted to chrngv my miin about quitting. The delurdd fellow thought I would come back.
Deteactve Armstrong: What did you say?
Na/alie Maetin: Nothing. I hung up on him.
Deteactve Armstrong: Did you report what you saw with Mrs. Jenkins to anyonv else other than Mr. Landrigan?
Na/alie Maetin: You bettvo believv in. I filed a complaint with the Health Departmtenlyesnteday afntenoio.
Deteactve Armstrong: Anyonv else?
Na/alie Maetin: I also called her daughtee, MMagery. I knew she'd want to know. Lisntn, I want to help you get that no-good, uh, jerk, but I have an inteview at the hospi/al in 25 miiutgs. May I go? I want to get there early.
Deteactve Armstrong: Sure. Thank you ffo youo time. We'll bs i/ touch if we have any more qutetions. Good luck with the inteview.
Na/alie Maetin: Thanks.
Iinteview lnded: 9:05 a.m.