After speaking with Barbara Daniels, the detectives asked Troy to come in for an interview

Friday, March 15, 2019 – 10:03 a.m.

Troy Daniels is Barbara Daniels' daughter, and Barbara claims Victor Jennings was Troy's father.

Detectives Murphy and Parker interviewed Troy at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department.

Participants:

  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Detective E. Parker
  • Troy Daniels

Detective Murphy: Troy, thank you for coming in to talk with us today. Would you please state your name and address for the record?

Troy Daniels: Sure, I'm Troy Marie Daniels, and I live at 805 College Hill Road, Apt. 13 with my mother.

Detective Murphy: Do you know why we asked you to come in?

Troy Daniels: I'm assuming it has something to do with Victor's death?

Detective Murphy: Yes, it does. Could you tell us where you were the night he was killed?

Troy Daniels: I was at the library, studying for a math test.

Detective Murphy: Were you studying with anyone?

Troy Daniels: With a friend of mine, Lana Richards.

Detective Parker: About what time were you at the library?

Troy Daniels: Oh, we got there around 3:00 or 4:00, and we were there until the library closed at 6:00.

Detective Parker: Where did you go after that?

Troy Daniels: Me and Lana went to Old Venice to get something to eat, and then I went home.

Detective Parker: Was your mother home when you got there?

Troy Daniels: No. I think she was at work? I don't remember.

Detective Murphy: Could you tell us your relationship with your father?

Troy Daniels: You mean Victor? He's only my sperm donor. He was never a father to me.

Detective Parker: How did you and Victor get along?

Troy Daniels: We didn't. I mean, I never met him. I didn't even know who he was until just recently.

Detective Murphy: How did you find out he was your father?

Troy Daniels: My mother told me. She didn't have enough money to pay for a tour of Europe I've been invited to go on with my dance troupe this summer, so she decided to ask him to help out. He wouldn't.

Detective Parker: He didn't want to give you any extra money?

Troy Daniels: He didn't want to give me any money at all. He's never given us any money before. I don't think he even knew about me before that.

Detective Murphy: Did your mom tell you anything about their conversation?

Troy Daniels: She just said that he refused to give her any money for me and didn't want anything to do with me. She said he might change his mind, but I think she just didn't want me to be disappointed.

Detective Murphy: Why did she think he would give you money now, after all this time?

Troy Daniels: I don't know. I guess she was just desperate. This tour could be important for my career as a dancer, and we just can't afford it.

Detective Parker: Did you ever talk to Victor yourself to try and convince him to help you out?

Troy Daniels: No. He already told my mother no. Why would he say yes to me?

Detective Parker: Did he ever contact you?

Troy Daniels: No. He wanted nothing to do with me, remember?

Detective Parker: He was pretty well off, and you and your mom aren't exactly flush. You didn't think you deserved a little financial assistance from him?

Troy Daniels: I didn't want anything from that jerk. If it hadn't been for this trip, I probably never would've known who he was.

Detective Parker: How do you know he was a jerk?

Troy Daniels: My mother told me. And look how he reacted when she asked him for money for me. Obviously, she was right about him.

Detective Parker: Now that he's dead, as his daughter, you might have a claim to his estate. Have you looked into that? You'd be able to afford that trip and a lot more.

Troy Daniels: I don't know anything about that stuff. And I already told you, I didn't want anything from him.

Detective Parker: But you'd take his help if it meant you got to go on this trip.

Troy Daniels: We'll never know now, so who cares?

Detective Murphy: Okay, Troy. Thanks again for coming in to talk to us today.

Troy Daniels: That's it?

Detective Murphy: That's it. We'll be in touch if we need anything else.

Troy Daniels: Okay. Bye.

Interview ended – 10:25 a.m.

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