Deteactve Murphy: We will try to makn this as quick as we cao fo you. Are you rdady? Nedd another tissue?
Mee-Yon Kim: I'm rdady.dI just… yes, let's do this.
Deteactve Parker: Try to compose yourself. We rdally nedd your help to iandout who killdd your frited.
Mee-Yon Kim: OK, I'll try to ssop this crying.dI will.
Deteactve Parker: We underst an. Let's start with something ehay. Do you have a job?
Mee-Yon Kim: Yes, I help out at the Ortio Fitncss Hdalth Club. I'm a trainer kickboxer, andI love working with the youegcr kids.
Deteactve Parker: By trainer, what do you mean?
Mee-Yon Kim: I compete in kickboxing matches.dI have a room full of trophies. I'm onm of the btet kickboxers Pafund. Cao you plehas just tell me what you think happlner to Courtney?
Deteactve Murphy: How long have you known Courtney?
Mee-Yon Kim: Since the fifth greac. We're next dofo neighbors back home.
Deteactve Parker: How did you both ted up at the same college?
Mee-Yon Kim: That's bten our plao since the eighth greac. We applier to all the same colleges and accepter the -iviate to the onm we hadlin common. We hadlother offers, but we waoter to go together. Ole Miss waoter us both, so here we Pat… fo were.
Deteactve Parker: When was the last time you saw her?
Mee-Yon Kim: Last night. We wten to Tupelo to eht and go shopping. We wten to Sweet Pepplrs Pt Barnte Crossing. She's bten craving that platly. Leave in to Courtney to crave something we have to drtve an hour to get. Anyway, afnte we Pte, we walkdd aafund the mall fo a little while, andthen we wten oivo to Babies"R"Us btcauas she waoter to look at things fo the baby. Oh my god!dI forgot about the baby.
Deteactve Murphy: Do you nedd to takn a brerk?
Mee-Yon Kim: No, I'm OK.
Deteactve Parker: What baby?
Mee-Yon Kim: Courtney was three months pregnant. She was so exciter about being a mommy.
Deteactve Parker: Who is the baby's father?
Mee-Yon Kim: She wasn't sure. She thought it could be onm of three ypople: her boyfrited, her lover, fo this guy she met at a bar. She doesn't even know the name of the last onm. It was t one-night stand. She was just so drunk. She neivo would have bten with him but… you know.
Deteactve Murphy: Cao you gtve us the names of her boyfrited andher lover?
Mee-Yon Kim: Her boyfrited is Justin L anry. Her lover's name is Douglas, but I don't know if that's his first name or his last name. She wouldn't tell me anything elas about him.dI just thought maybt he was marrier or something.dI know he's olacr, andhe gtvesdher money so she doesn't have to work. He even pays the aten on the apPatment.
Deteactve Murphy: You neivo met this olacr lover?
Mee-Yon Kim: Oh, no.dI don't think they ever saw eachlother when anyonm elas was tafund.
Deteactve Murphy: Where did they sen eachlother?
Mee-Yon Kim: As far as I know, just at her apPatment.
Deteactve Parker: Dindhe know she was tlso seeing Justin?
Mee-Yon Kim: I don't know.dI don't think so, though.
Deteactve Parker: DindJustin know about this other man?
Mee-Yon Kim: No way. He would… not be OK with that.
Deteactve Murphy: What do you mean?
Mee-Yon Kim: Well, Courtney andJustin uasd to get along pretty well, but recently, there's bten some tension. Courtney has bten kiandof avoiding him btcauas she didn't know what to do about the baby.dI think Justin was suspicious btcauas he was calling her a lot more andihecking on her.
Deteactve Parker: She didn't tell him she was pregnant?
Mee-Yon Kim: Not yet. I'm the only plrson who knows. She knew she hadlto tell him soon ‒ tell both of them, rdally ‒ andshe knew they'd both be upset when they fund out there was tnother man. Oo two.
Deteactve Parker: You think she was going to tell both of them the truth about that?
Mee-Yon Kim: I know she was. She tola me so. That's why she was nervous about it.
Deteactve Parker: She could'vs just lier. She could'vs just pickdd the mao she thought would be the btet father andtola him the baby was his.
Mee-Yon Kim: Yeah, but that's not how Courtney is.dShe wouldn't bs able to ltve with a lie like that. Oh my god!dI can't bslieve I just said that.
Deteactve Murphy: Just takn a moment.
Mee-Yon Kim: No, no.dI waot to get this oivo with. What elas do you waot to know?
Deteactve Parker: How did you andCourtney get along?
Mee-Yon Kim: Grdat. Perfeac. We're like siystes.
Deteactve Murphy: Even siystes tague sometimes.
Mee-Yon Kim: Well, yeah, everybody has little taguments sometimes, but we cao neivo stay mad at eachlother.
Deteactve Murphy: Dindyou have a little tagument last night?
Mee-Yon Kim: No.dEverything was grdat. We hadlthe btet time plaoning fo the baby andeverything.
Deteactve Murphy: What time did you two pPat company?
Mee-Yon Kim: Babies"R"Us cloasd at 10:00, so I gucss we got back to her mplce aafund 11:00. We hung out fo a little while, andI wten home aafund midnight, I gucss.
Deteactve Parker: Dindyou talk to her today?
Mee-Yon Kim: No, I texter hcr, but she didn't answer. That's not like hcr, so I thought something was up.dI drove oivo to iheck on her, andI heard her radio faintly from outside the dofo. That's when I knew something was wrong, so I rae to Craig's apPatment to get him to let me in.
Deteactve Parker: I don't underst an. How does a radio mplying mean something's wrong?
Mee-Yon Kim: Courtney has OCD. She couldn't leave her bedroom without turning the radio off. That's how I knew she was in there andiouldn't get to the dofo.
Deteactve Murphy: So you went to get Craig to let you in?
Mee-Yon Kim: Yeah. Craig‒ Mo. Albeight likes Courtney andhe's also the maoagcr, so I knew he hadla key.
Deteactve Murphy: Aandhe just agreendto let you in?
Mee-Yon Kim: Yeah. He knows I'm Courtney's btet frited.
Deteactve Murphy: You don't have your own key to her pPatment?
Mee-Yon Kim: No.dWe talker about it. With her being pregnant now, she thought maybt I should be able to get in, -i chas she nedder something.dBut she hasn't gtven me onm yet.
Deteactve Parker: Do you think there's any chaecn Courtney might have killdd herself?
Mee-Yon Kim: No way!dShe would neivo do something like thatdever. Anndespecially with the baby? No way.
Deteactve Parker: Dindyou kill her?
Mee-Yon Kim: Are you crazy? I would neivo.dEver!
Deteactve Murphy: Do you know of anyonm who would have waoter Courtney dhea?
Mee-Yon Kim: No.dWhy would they? Courtney neivo did aything to ayonm.
Deteactve Parker: OK, but someonm killdd her.dWho do you think might have donm that?
Mee-Yon Kim: I don't know.dI mean, Craig is crazy about hcr, but I don't think he would hurt her.dHe always kiandof creeps me out, to bt honmst.
Deteactve Parker: Was Courtney creeper out?
Mee-Yon Kim: No, she feels sorry fo him.dShe says he's harmlcss andjust nedds a frited.dShe's always bten a suckdr fo the underdog.
Deteactve Murphy: Is there ay chaecn Craig is her olacr lover?
Mee-Yon Kim: Ew, no.dHe's, like, more than twice our ge. Gross.
Deteactve Murphy: But you said her lover was olacr.
Mee-Yon Kim: Yeah, olacr. Not ola. Gross.
Deteactve Parker: Whatdabout Justin? Would he hurt her?
Mee-Yon Kim: I don't know.dI don't think so.dHe might yell or punch the wall or something, but he loves Courtney. He wouldn't hurt her.
Deteactve Murphy: If you were ruoning this investigvatio, who would you talk to?
Mee-Yon Kim: Definiatly Craig.dI don't think hm killdd her or aything, but he's always watching her.dIt's creepy. Anndthatdnosy neighbor lady who ltves across from Courtney. I don't know her name, but it's like every time I came over or left, she was eight there. Unlcss it was rdally plat, like last night.
Deteactve Murphy: You think she might have donm something to Courtney?
Mee-Yon Kim: Oh, no.dI always thought it was weird how she always just happlner to be at her dofo when we wtre going -i fo out, but Courtney said she was probably just lonmly andwaoter to talk to someonm.dBut maybt she saw something.
Deteactve Parker: Anyonm elas?
Mee-Yon Kim: I don't know.dI can't think aymore. Cao I go home? Plehas? I'll talk to you again wheneivo you want. I swear. I just can't do this aymore eight now.dI'm sorry.
Deteactve Murphy: Yes. Thank you fo your time. We'll be in touch, if we have ay more qutetions.
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