Kane Victory interview #2
Thursday, December 6, 2018 – 2:30 p.m.
Kane Victory is the bass player in Blake Jenson’s band.
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy re-interviewed him at the Yoknapatawpha Sheriff's Department.
- Detective T. Armstrong
- Detective S. Murphy
- Kane Victory
Detective Murphy: Hi, Kane. For the record, please state your name and address.
Kane Victory: My name is Kane Victory, and I live at 235 Highway 6.
Detective Murphy: We need to ask you a few more questions about the night Blake Jenson died.
Kane Victory: I'll try and answer them, Detective Murphy.
Detective Murphy: What does your band plan to do now that Blake's gone?
Kane Victory: We’re going to try to keep the band together.
Detective Armstrong: Did all the band members agree?
Kane Victory: At first, Madison really resisted, but she finally said it was the right thing to do. I mean, it’s what Blake would’ve wanted.
Detective Murphy: How do you know it’s what he would’ve wanted?
Kane Victory: He said so on several occasions. Madison argued that he was drunk when he said it, and sometimes when Blake had a few beers, he’d get…like…sentimental. So she thought it shouldn’t count. But I think…it’s like she’s…oh, I don’t know.
Detective Murphy: It’s like she’s what?
Kane Victory: I don’t know. She’s so weirded out by it. I mean, it’s understandable, obviously, since it’s such a horrible situation, so…I’m not sure how to help her, I guess.
Detective Armstrong: Keeping the band together must be good for you that way. You can stay close and help Madison through her ordeal.
Kane Victory: I enjoy being in the band, and I never hid the fact that I like Madison. So, yes, it will be nice to stay close to her. As for Blake's death, I have to deal with it myself. After all, he was my friend too.
Detective Armstrong: If you were such a good friend to Blake, why were you always trying to steal his girl?
Kane Victory: I didn't like the way he treated Madison. He always flirted with other girls and didn’t seem to care that it bothered her.
Detective Armstrong: Everybody said Blake was singing to Bree at the party that night. Is that the kind of thing you're talking about? The kind of thing that would bother Madison?
Kane Victory: It depends on how he was doing it, but yeah, maybe. I didn't see it, so I don't know.
Detective Armstrong: If it really did bother her, wouldn't she just break up with him?
Kane Victory: She let him know when it was starting to get to her.
Detective Armstrong: Oh, yeah? How'd she do that?
Kane Victory: Same way she did everybody. She'd prank him. We'd all have a good laugh, and he'd get the message.
Detective Armstrong: But that message was "Knock it off" not "I'm breaking up with you," which is what you wanted her to say, right?
Kane Victory: I guess.
Detective Armstrong: So if she wasn't going to do it, maybe you needed to do something to get Blake out of the picture?
Kane Victory: No. I didn't do anything to hurt Blake. I wouldn't!
Detective Armstrong: Someone told us that a week before Blake died, you and he had a shoving match over Madison. Tell us about that.
Kane Victory: It was a silly scrap. I was talking to Madison, and Blake didn't like it, so he came over and started shoving me. I shoved him back. It was over in seconds, and we both cooled off and didn't mention it again.
Detective Murphy: You said you left Blake's place around 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Kane Victory: Yes, that's true.
Detective Murphy: Where did you go after you left?
Kane Victory: I went home and took a nap. Later on, around 6:00 p.m. or so, I went to the gym to work out.
Detective Murphy: That’s not what you told us before.
Kane Victory: Sorry. This whole thing has me rattled. I went to the gym, then got pizza, then went home and watched TV.
Detective Armstrong: How long were you at the gym?
Kane Victory: I think I was there for a couple of hours.
Detective Murphy: You think?
Detective Armstrong: Why didn't you go back to Blake's place to see the competition?
Kane Victory: I was tired of listening to Blake brag about that dumb game, and I didn't feel like seeing him with Madison.
Detective Armstrong: With Blake out of the way, you might just have a chance with Madison now. Did you do anything to make that happen?
Kane Victory: No, I didn’t kill Blake. I admit I would’ve jumped at the opportunity to date Madison, but even though his flirting hurt her, she was totally into Blake. He didn't deserve her.
Detective Armstrong: But you did? You tried to steal your friend's girl. How does that look?
Kane Victory: I know it was wrong, but I really care for Madison. He made me mad sometimes, and I would’ve liked to punch him, but I didn't kill him. Except for our disagreement over Madison, Blake and I got along well. Do I need to get a lawyer?
Detective Armstrong: Did you do something wrong?
Kane Victory: I don't want to answer any more questions.Detective Murphy: That's your choice. You can go, but it doesn't mean we won't be talking again.
Interview ended – 3:02 p.m.