Cheyenne Wyoming interview
Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 12:45 p.m.
Christina Morrison a.k.a. Cheyenne Wyoming visited the Death to the Revelers film set and had a prior association with Dalton Kimbrough.
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed her at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department.
- Detective T. Armstrong
- Detective S. Murphy
- Christina Morrison
Detective Murphy: Would you please state your name, age, address, and occupation for the record?
Christina Morrison: Cheyenne Wyoming. I'm 27. My address is 333 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana. Until this morning, I was working on a goat farm in Holly Springs.
Detective Armstrong: Now, ma'am, is Cheyenne Wyoming the name your parents gave you?
Christina Morrison: It's the name I use.
Detective Armstrong: What name did your parents give you?
Christina Morrison: Christina Morrison
Detective Armstrong: But you don't use that name?
Christina Morrison: I do sometimes.
Detective Murphy: Ms. Morrison, you gave an address in Shreveport, but when was the last time you were there?
Christina Morrison: Well… it's been a few months, I guess, but it's still what you'd call my permanent address.
Detective Murphy: Where have you been all the time you've been away from there?
Christina Morrison: I wanted to take some quiet time for myself, so I went to a place I'd heard about around here called the Heartsong Collective. You know… where you met me this morning?
Detective Armstrong: You heard about it, did you?
Christina Morrison: Yes, I did.
Detective Armstrong: Where did you hear about it?
Christina Morrison: I heard it was a place that was welcoming to women who needed a place to get away, and that's what I was looking for.
Detective Armstrong: Okay, but my question was, where did you hear about it, not what you heard about it.
Christina Morrison: I don't remember where I heard about it. I just did.
Detective Murphy: Fine. Please tell us about your relationship with Dalton Kimbrough.
Christina Morrison: I have no relationship with Dalton Kimbrough.
Detective Armstrong: Now, we know that's not true. We know you put a lot of effort into finding out the location of the lodge where he was filming his movie. We know you visited that lodge to… should we call it, audition?
Christina Morrison: That was not an audition. That was just a reminder of what he could have had. And Dalton Kimbrough was not there. Dalton Kimbrough doesn't exist. Don't you know that?
Detective Armstrong: Then who was the man you went there to see? You told Joe Wechsler you were looking for Dalton Kimbrough.
Christina Morrison: I told him that because he knew him as Dalton Kimbrough, not Darrell Beck.
Detective Murphy: Fine. Tell us about your relationship with Darrell Beck.
Christina Morrison: I've known Darrell for a long time My whole life.
Detective Armstrong: Really? The two of you grew up together?
Christina Morrison: No, that's not what I mean. I mean, in this life and all my lives, I've always known him.
Detective Armstrong: Okay. Let's talk about only this life, all right? How did you meet him?
Christina Morrison: I didn't meet him. We always knew each other.
Detective Armstrong: Okay, fine. When did you last see him?
Christina Morrison: I saw him at the lodge.
Detective Armstrong: The question was when did you last see him, not where.
Christina Morrison: I heard you.
Detective Murphy: How would you characterize your relationship with Darrell Beck?
Christina Morrison: We're soulmates. Yin and yang. Two sides of the same coin. I am him, and he is me.
Detective Armstrong: See now, when we talked to Robert Budd, he told us that he was you, and you were him.
Christina Morrison: How is Robert these days?
Detective Armstrong: Well, he's locked up.
Christina Morrison: Yes, that's what I heard.
Detective Murphy: Have you been to see him in prison?
Christina Morrison: No. I don't like to go to places like that. It's too depressing, especially when someone you care about is confined in such a horrible place.
Detective Murphy: So when was the last time you spoke to Robert Budd?
Christina Morrison: Oh, I don't know. It's been a few months, maybe.
Detective Murphy: What did you talk about then?
Christina Morrison: We talked about Dalton Kimbrough. We often talk about Dalton Kimbrough.
Detective Armstrong: So just who is Dalton Kimbrough?
Christina Morrison: Dalton Kimbrough is no one. Dalton Kimbrough… is everyone. Dalton Kimbrough is anybody, and anybody who wants to can be Dalton Kimbrough.
Detective Armstrong: Have you ever been Dalton Kimbrough?
Christina Morrison: No.
Detective Armstrong: Who has?
Christina Morrison: Darrell, obviously. And Robert. There may have been others. I don't know.
Detective Armstrong: Why would someone want to be Dalton Kimbrough instead of who they already are?
Christina Morrison: Why does anybody want to be a different person?
Detective Murphy: You know, Ms. Morrison, we're not going to get very far if you keep answering our questions with other questions.
Detective Armstrong: That's right. The way this works is, we ask a question, and you answer it.
Christina Morrison: My answer is a question.
Detective Armstrong: All right, enough of this. Let's get to it. We believe you killed Darrell Beck.
Christina Morrison: Really.
Detective Armstrong: Yes.
Christina Morrison: What makes you say that?
Detective Armstrong: Because the evidence tells us he was killed by someone not in the lodge when we arrived, and that includes you.
Christina Morrison: But Detective, there was a whole world of people not in the lodge that morning. Certainly not just me.
Detective Armstrong: But you're the one whose bloody fingerprints are on one of the weapons used in the murder.
Christina Morrison: Not everything is what it seems to be. That's something I learned from Darrell.
Detective Armstrong: Yes, we've seen some of the videos you made with Dalt— Darrell and Robert.
Christina Morrison: And?
Detective Armstrong: That was quite a scam you three were running. That… what do you call it? Guerilla theatre?
Christina Morrison: Guerilla theatre isn't a scam. It helps people truly experience what it means to be alive by suddenly injecting danger into their otherwise-routine lives.
Detective Armstrong: Okay, so what happened to Darrell? Because he was experiencing danger all right, but it didn't exactly help him find out what it means to be alive, seeing as how he ended up dead.
Christina Morrison: If you're looking for someone who was pulling a scam, I suggest you look at Darrell and not at me. He was a liar, and I imagine he made any number of people want to kill him. I couldn't have been the only one.
Detective Murphy: You wanted to kill him?
Christina Morrison: Of course. He could be a very frustrating, exasperating, hurtful man.
Detective Murphy: What did he do to hurt you?
Christina Morrison: More things than I could ever tell you.
Detective Murphy: You don't have to tell us all of them. Maybe you could just tell us the worst thing he ever did?
Christina Morrison: He wanted me to believe he was dead. Now I do.
Detective Armstrong: What do you mean? You thought he was dead before?
Christina Morrison: I don't want to talk about this anymore.
Detective Armstrong: You thought he was dead, and when you found out he wasn't, you killed him? Is that what happened?
Christina Morrison: I said, I don't want to talk about this anymore.
Detective Armstrong: Well, Ms. Morrison, you don't have to talk to us about this anymore for right now, but we are going to hold you on suspicion of the murder of Darrell Beck. We're going to put you in a cell, and then we're going to search the goat farm and everywhere around there.
Christina Morrison: If you think that's the right thing to do…
Detective Armstrong: Because of you, we have to disturb all those women who are just looking for a little peace. But we're going to do it because you strike me as the sentimental type, and my guess is we'll find the murder gun there. Once we have that gun, you can join your friend Robert in that depressing prison.
Christina Morrison: We all do what we have to do, Detective.
Detective Murphy: Just one more thing, Christina. I'm curious. Why would someone take the key to the editing room from Darrell? Did he keep something in there that someone like you might want?
Christina Morrison: If you could have the key to your soulmate's heart, wouldn't you take it?
Interview ended – 1:22 p.m.