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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 2:00 p.m.

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy re-interviewed Warren Edwards at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department to follow up on information uncovered since his last interview. The interview was recorded with the witness' knowledge and consent.

Participants:

  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Warren Edwards

Detective Murphy: For the record, would you please state your name and address?

Warren Edwards: My name is Warren Edwards and I live at 119 Cedar Hill Drive.

Detective Armstrong: Before we begin, is there anything you'd like to tell us?

Warren Edwards: Nothing leaps to mind.

Detective Armstrong: We have some reports here including a fingerprint analysis on evidence collected at the scene of the crime.

Warren Edwards: I'm glad to see the investigation moving forward.

Detective Armstrong: Would you be surprised to learn that your name was contained within that report?

Warren Edwards: I'd be surprised if it wasn't. I never said I wasn't at the meeting. Of course I was there. I'm not in the habit of wiping my prints wherever I go.

Detective Armstrong: That might have been an oversight this time.

Detective Murphy: We have reason to believe that you lied to us before.

Warren Edwards: I've done everything within my power to cooperate with this investigation.

Detective Murphy: But did you lie to us?

Warren Edwards: There are some things that I do not wish to discuss. Those topics are unrelated to incident in question and as such are off-limits.

Detective Murphy: Mr. Edwards, we make those kinds of determinations, not you. If we decide a topic is unrelated to our investigation, we certainly will respect your privacy on the matter. You must, however, be forthright with us so that we can make that determination without wondering if you're withholding the truth.

Warren Edwards: I understand.

Detective Murphy: What time did you leave the community center after the meeting on July 15th?

Warren Edwards: This is very difficult for me.

Detective Murphy: Take your time. We're not here to judge you.

Warren Edwards: Ambrose surprised me at the HOA meeting. He said that he was Block Captain for our area and as such had already started walking around people's houses and taking notes so that he would be certain if anything was out of the ordinary.

Detective Murphy: Go on.

Warren Edwards: I couldn't believe my ears.

Detective Murphy: Why?

Warren Edwards: Ambrose had lied to me earlier. He said he'd never stepped foot on my property and yet here he was, publicly boasting that he felt free to trespass. How many other times had the traipsed over the line? That's what I wanted to know.

Detective Murphy: Did you address this issue with Mr. Garrett?

Warren Edwards: I certainly did.

Detective Murphy: During the meeting?

Warren Edwards: Afterwards. It wouldn't have been proper to do otherwise.

Detective Murphy: What happened?

Warren Edwards: As people were leaving, I told Ambrose I wanted to talk with him, that I needed to go home for a few minutes, but I'd be back. He said he would wait.

Detective Murphy: And what did you do?

Warren Edwards: I went home and checked on my daughter. Then I returned to the community center.

Detective Murphy: Go on.

Warren Edwards: Ambrose was there as he promised and we talked.

Detective Murphy: What did you talk about?

Warren Edwards: That's none‒ I apologize. We talked about a very delicate situation.

Detective Armstrong: Mr. Edwards, we are not in the habit of revealing what we find out during our investigations unless it directly relates to the case when it's prosecuted in court. Did this delicate situation contribute to Mr. Garrett's death?

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