Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 3:40 p.m.
This witness was identified as the boy seen riding a bicycle in Kimberly Pace's neighborhood on Sunday morning, September 25, 2011. Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed him at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department with the permission and in the presence of his mother, attorney Patricia Hunter. The interview was recorded with the witnesses's knowledge and consent.
- Detective T. Armstrong
- Detective S. Murphy
- Jacob Hunter
- Patricia Hunter
Detective Armstrong: Hi, Jacob. Thank you and your mother for coming down to talk to us today. To start off, could you tell us your name and address for the record?
Jacob Hunter: My name is Jacob Hunter. I live at 557 Hathorn.
Detective Armstrong: OK, I guess you know we're investigating the death of Kimberly Pace at her home at 1592 Jackson Avenue on September 24th or 25th.
Jacob Hunter: Yeah, I know about it. And I'm glad to help if I can.
Detective Armstrong: Anything you don't understand, you ask us or your mother, if you want. She's here to act as your attorney as well as your parent. By the way, how old are you?
Jacob Hunter: I just turned 12 in August.
Detective Armstrong: OK, Jacob. We understand that you may have been the boy several people saw riding his bicycle around the neighborhood where Kimberly Pace lived on the morning her body was found. That would have been last Sunday morning, September 25th. Were you riding your bike there that day?
Jacob Hunter: Yeah, I come with my mom when she has to come into her office sometimes on the weekend.
Detective Murphy: What time did you arrive at your mother's office that day?
Jacob Hunter: I think it was about 10:00. Maybe a few minutes after 10:00.
Detective Murphy: Just to be clear, that was 10:00 in the morning, right?
Jacob Hunter: Yes.
Detective Murphy: Mrs. Hunter, does that sound right to you?
Patricia Hunter: Yes, we got to my office around 10:00 a.m.
Detective Murphy: OK. Jacob, did you go out riding your bike right away?
Jacob Hunter: Yes, pretty soon after we got there. I helped Mom carry some of her stuff in, but that only took a couple of minutes.
Detective Armstrong: Where did you ride, Jacob? I mean, did you stay in front of her office or just on the block, or did you go somewhere else?
Jacob Hunter: I hung around the block for a while then I rode over to my friend, Miles' house to see if he could ride with me. But Miles wasn't there. I guess they were at church. Then I stopped at Square Books to see if I knew anybody there. But none of my friends showed up, so after a few minutes I came back over near my mom's office.
Detective Murphy: Did you ride around anywhere on the Pace property, Jacob?
Jacob Hunter: No, ma'am. I try not to ride on anybody's property after that old man yelled at me that time.
Detective Murphy: Who was that, do you know?
Jacob Hunter: Well, it was that neighbor of Dr. Pace's. What an old grouch!
Patricia Hunter: Jacob!
Jacob Hunter: Well, he is, Mom. I rode on the edge of his grass by mistake one time and I thought he was going to have a stroke! So I try to stay away from him. He was out in his front yard that morning, so I made sure I stayed away from his yard.
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