The detectives asked Wanda to answer a few more questions about her relationship with Katy

Monday, September 3, 2018 – 11:00 a.m.

Wanda Martin is a junior at Yoknapatawpha High School and used to play on the volleyball team.

Detectives Armstrong and Murphy re-interviewed her at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department.


  • Detective T. Armstrong
  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Wanda Martin

Detective Armstrong: Good morning, Miss Martin. We appreciate you coming to talk to us again. Please state your name and address for the record.

Wanda Martin: Like I told you before, I don't know anything about Katy's death. I had plans today, and now they're ruined.

Detective Armstrong: Sorry for your inconvenience. Would you please state your name and address?

Wanda Martin: Like I told you before, I live at 111 Woodward Place in Oxford, Mississippi. How long is this going to take?

Detective Murphy: If you sit down and cooperate, it shouldn't take long.

Wanda Martin: Fine, I'll sit down and be quiet. What do you want to ask me?

Detective Armstrong: Do you have access to the athletic equipment storage area at the high school?

Wanda Martin: Sure, but so do a lot of other people. It's near the showers. But I haven’t had any reason to go in there since they disbanded our team.

Detective Armstrong: Could you have taken something out of there without anyone noticing?

Wanda Martin: Yeah, I guess, but why would I want to? What's this about Detective?

Detective Armstrong: Miss Martin, you disliked Katy very much, didn't you? Did you hate her enough to kill her?

Wanda Martin: Oh my God, of course, I didn't kill her. You think I killed Katy? I didn't! I didn't do it!

Detective Murphy: Calm down, Wanda, and get yourself under control. Would you like some water?

Wanda Martin: Thank you.

Detective Murphy: Are you able to continue now?

Wanda Martin: Yes, thank you. Look, I didn't hate Katy. We were friends at one time, and I'm sorry she died.

Detective Murphy: Did Katy ever talk to you about trying to get the volleyball team reinstated?

Wanda Martin: No. Why would she care about that?

Detective Murphy: I don’t know. Maybe because she thought it wasn’t fair that the school got rid of it.

Wanda Martin: Yeah, right. Like she cared.

Detective Murphy: She went to Mr. Roberts and pressured him to bring the volleyball team back.

Wanda Martin: She did not.

Detective Murphy: She did. Mr. Roberts told us.

Wanda Martin: I can’t believe that. Why didn’t she tell me?

Detective Murphy: Maybe she didn’t want to get your hopes up in case it didn’t work out.

Wanda Martin: Look, Katy and I weren’t friends anymore, but I never wanted anything bad to happen to her. I'm not so sure about some other people.

Detective Armstrong: Like who? Do you know someone who wanted to harm Katy?

Wanda Martin: I just don't know. Paula Kruse has gotten even weirder since Katy died, and I didn’t think that was even possible.

Detective Armstrong: Do you know why? Have you asked her?

Wanda Martin: No, she doesn’t really talk to people except Tim Howorth. Him, she can’t get enough of.

Detective Armstrong: So you think Paula had something to do with Katy’s death?

Wanda Martin: I don’t know. Did you talk to the cheerleaders? They all act like best friends, but they actually hate each other. And everybody knows how much Sherry and Jennifer hated Katy.

Detective Armstrong: Sherry’s not a cheerleader anymore.

Wanda Martin: She may not be on the team anymore, but she’s still a cheerleader at heart. You know what I mean?

Detective Armstrong: So you think Katy was killed by someone from school? Another teenager?

Wanda Martin: To think that someone I’ve known all my life could have done that to her is … I don’t even know. I can’t wrap my head around it. I can't imagine how Cody and her parents are able to cope with this.

Detective Murphy: Okay, thank you for talking to us again, Wanda. We’ll be in touch if we need anything else.

Wanda Martin: I wish there was something I could do to help.

Interview ended – 11:18 a.m.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet
Tell your friends about Crime Scene

Need assistance?

Weekly Updates

Get weekly updates on the investigation.
      Click to view previous updates


Crime Scene
3602 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Voice (623) 565-8573
Fax (602)-274-7280

For Crime Scene Store inquiries:

For technical assistance:

Go to top