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Gloria Bell's alibi witness interviews

Following the interview with Gloria Bell on February 27, 2016, the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department conducted a witness canvass to try to corroborate Bell's alibi.

They spoke to people in the area of the The Juke Joint, where Gloria Bell said she saw a movie on the evening of the murders, and along the route between that location and the Kroger grocery store, where she said she stopped to make purchases on the way home. A canvass was also conducted in the area of Bell's residence.

Investigators were looking for potential witnesses who might have seen Gloria Bell on the night of February 19, 2016. They were also looking for anyone who may have seen Bell in her gray Jeep Grand Cherokee that same evening.

The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.


The Juke Joint

The Juke Joint – 385 S. 14th Street

John Frampton
103 Van Buren, Apartment A

Frampton, 24, said he was at the movies the night of February 19 with a date, Marcela Hyde.

Frampton recalled seeing Bell sitting alone in the audience. He said he remembered her because a group of adolescents sitting in front of her were talking during the previews and she said something to them, perhaps asking them to quiet down.

"They totally began swearing at her and calling her a dyke and all this crap," said Frampton. "It was disgusting."

Frampton said when the movie ended, he and his date left while Bell was still in the theatre watching the credits.

He said he didn't notice her Jeep Cherokee or otherwise see her in the parking lot.

Duffy Quince
900 Whirlpool Drive, Apartment 109

Quince, 23, is a part-time manager at the The Juke Joint and was staffing the ticket booth with Jennifer Wall (below). His shift began at 3:00 p.m. and ended at midnight.

Quince said there were several single-ticket buyers for the early evening shows, and added he remembered seeing "a couple of old, fat ladies come in by themselves." He could not precisely describe Bell, and when shown a photograph, was unsure whether he'd seen her.

Receipts from February 19 show that 3 single-ticket cash purchases for $9.00 each were made for the 7:15 p.m. show of Deadpool.

Amber Straub
111 Skyline Road

Straub, 16, works part-time at The Juke Joint and was staffing the concession counter from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on February 19.

She said Bell purchased a small popcorn and a soda around 7:30 p.m. and claimed to remember Bell because she was wearing a "Women's rights are human rights" T-shirt.

"I told her, 'Right on' and she told me to make sure all my friends voted, even though I'm totally not old enough. It was weird," Straub recalled.

Straub confided that her parents are Republicans and they "totally disagree on the issues."

Jennifer Wall
Baxter Hall, Room 358

Wall, 19, works part-time at The Juke Joint to supplement her work-study income.

She was on duty at the ticket booth February 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and said she doesn't remember seeing anyone matching Bell's description, but added "we were, like, hella busy."

Wall said she didn't see Bell's Jeep Cherokee in the lot when she left.

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