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YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 000598-20B-2016
Case Description: Robert Pruitt-Wayne Fisher homicide investigation

Based on witness statements during interviews, 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 (approx. 8:00-10:00 p.m. on February 19, 2016), as well as for the remainder of the night.

Information on the results of attempts to verify the alibis is also included.

Confirmation types:

  • Yes = The alibi was confirmed for entire time period
  • No = No part of the alibi could be corroborated.
  • Tentative = Corroboration for all or part of the witness's time comes from someone with a personal relationship with the witness or questionable reliability.
  • Partially = Part of the alibi was confirmed or tentatively confirmed, but one or more portions of the witness's time remain uncorroborated.

Bell

Description: Robert Pruitt's ex-wife

Stated Alibi:Gloria Bell said she was in Jackson all day of the murder, later went to The Juke Joint in Oxford to see the movie Deadpool. On the way home she stopped at Kroger to buy milk.

Possible Motive: Long-standing dislike of her ex and his career choices

Confirmed? Partially. John Frampton remembered seeing Bell at the movie and Bell was watching credits when he left.

Octavio Mendez said he talked to Ms. Bell when he was stocking dairy products at Kroger sometime between 8:30 and 10:00 p.m. on February 19th.

Gloria Bell's alibi
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