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Incident report – tire slashing

Veronica called 911 on December 19, 2022, to report her car had been vandalized.

Richard Hayes interview

Richard Hayes represents Kenneth Lemmons in his malpractice suit against Veronica Smith and others.

Alibi canvass – Wallace Smith

Investigators canvassed Wallace Smith's neighbors about his activities the night Veronica Smith died.

Re-Canvass – Smith/O'Connor neighbors

Investigators again asked the Smith/O'Connor neighbors if they'd witnessed anything unusual recently.

Alibi canvass – Ruthie Foreman

YCSD investigators spoke with Ruthie's co-workers about her activities the night Veronica died.

Harassing text messages

Investigators examined Veronica's cell phone to identify the harassing texts she'd received before her death.

Ruthie Foreman interview

After talking to other witnesses, the detectives asked Ruthie to come in for a conversation.

Ruthie Foreman bio

Ruthie was born and raised in Oxford. She now works at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

New Information for Officers

Canvass – hospital employees

Investigators talked to hospital employees to learn more about Veronica Smith's relationships there.

Felicia McGraw interview

Detectives met Dr. McGraw while canvassing hospital employees and took her aside for a private conversation.

Wallace Smith interview

The detectives talked to Veronica's ex-husband via video chat from his New York home office.

Wallace Smith bio

Wallace has been divorced for nearly ten years and now lives in New York.

Cassandra Summers interview

Attorney Cassandra Summers represented Veronica in the malpractice suit filed by Kenneth Lemmons.

Alibi canvass – Michael O'Connor

Investigators talked to acquaintances and co-workers to learn more about Michael O'Connor.

Alibi canvass – James Mendoza

Investigators spoke to Dr. Mendoza's wife and some hospital personnel to learn more about him.

Alibi canvass – Hilton Burns

Investigators talked to acquaintances and co-workers to learn more about Dr. Burns.

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