George O'Connor interview
The detectives asked George to describe how he discovered his wife's body.
A man told 911 he and his stepdaughter had found his wife's body in their home.
Note found at incident scene
A note was found on the table next to the bed where the body lay.
George O'Connor bio
Native Oxonian George O'Connor has been married to Veronica Smith for nearly six years.
Woman found dead at home
The Crime Beat reports … YCSD calls local doctor's death "suspicious."
Veronica Smith bio
Medical doctor Veronica Smith lived in Oxford with her husband and 10-year-old daughter.
Haley Smith bio
Haley has been raised primarily by her mother, Veronica, and later her stepfather, George O'Connor.
Haley Smith interview
The detectives talked with Veronica's daughter the morning after Veronica died.
Elizabeth Sherman bio
Elizabeth and her younger sister, Veronica, got along better as adults than they had as kids.
Elizabeth Sherman interview
The detectives spoke with Liz to learn more about her sister, Veronica.
Inventory – Smith scene
CSU provided a preliminary inventory of evidence collected from the Veronica Smith death scene.
Canvass – Smith/O'Connor neighbors
Investigators interviewed people living near the Smith/O'Connor home about the night Veronica died.
Alibi canvass – George O'Connor
Investigators spoke to George O’Connor’s friends and acquaintances to learn more about him.
Alibi canvass – Elizabeth Sherman
Investigators spoke to Elizabeth Sherman's friends and acquaintances to learn more about her.
Hilton Burns bio
Dr. Burns is a Yoknapatawpha Gastroenterology Center partner along with Drs. Mendoza and Smith.
Hilton Burns interview
The detectives interviewed Dr. Hilton Burns about his partner in the YGC, Dr. Smith.
James Mendoza bio
Dr. Mendoza is a Yoknapatawpha Gastroenterology Center partner along with Drs. Burns and Smith.
James Mendoza interview
The detectives interviewed Dr. Mendoza about his partner in the YGC, Dr. Smith.
Canvass – YGC employees
The detectives interviewed Veronica's co-workers to learn about her relationships and recent demeanor.
Canvass – Veronica Smith's friends
YCSD investigators talked to Veronica's friends and acquaintances to gather information about her.
Michael O'Connor bio
Some say Michael has never forgiven his brother, George, for marrying Veronica Smith.
Michael O'Connor interview
The detectives spoke with Michael O'Connor about his history with his sister-in-law.
Veronica Smith's cell phone records
YCSD investigators obtained Veronica’s cell phone usage details for the days before her death.
Places of Interest
Investigators compiled a map showing Yoknapatawpha County locations relevant to the investigation.
Will Sands interview
Will tends bar at The Roadhouse, where Veronica had drinks with friends the night she died.
Alibi canvass – Hilton Burns
Investigators talked to acquaintances and co-workers to learn more about Dr. Burns.
Alibi canvass – James Mendoza
Investigators spoke to Dr. Mendoza's wife and some hospital personnel to learn more about him.
Alibi canvass – Michael O'Connor
Investigators talked to acquaintances and co-workers to learn more about Michael O'Connor.
Cassandra Summers interview
Attorney Cassandra Summers represented Veronica in the malpractice suit filed by Kenneth Lemmons.
Wallace Smith bio
Wallace has been divorced for nearly ten years and now lives in New York.
Wallace Smith interview
The detectives talked to Veronica's ex-husband via video chat from his New York home office.
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.
Dwight Kramer bio
A native Oxonian, Dwight Kramer is an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Dwight Kramer interview
Dwight Kramer is an assistant administrator at the hospital where Dr. Smith sometimes performed procedures.
Ruthie Foreman bio
Ruthie was born and raised in Oxford. She now works at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Ruthie Foreman interview
After talking to other witnesses, the detectives asked Ruthie to come in for a conversation.
Alibi canvass – Wallace Smith
Investigators canvassed Wallace Smith's neighbors about his activities the night Veronica Smith died.
Harassing text messages
Investigators examined Veronica's cell phone to identify the harassing texts she'd received before her death.
Alibi canvass – Ruthie Foreman
YCSD investigators spoke with Ruthie's co-workers about her activities the night Veronica died.
Re-Canvass – Smith/O'Connor neighbors
Investigators again asked the Smith/O'Connor neighbors if they'd witnessed anything unusual recently.
Richard Hayes interview
Richard Hayes represents Kenneth Lemmons in his malpractice suit against Veronica Smith and others.
Incident report – tire slashing
Veronica called 911 on December 19, 2022, to report her car had been vandalized.
Kenneth Lemmons bio
Kenneth grew up in nearby Batesville and moved to Oxford after he met his wife.
Kenneth Lemmons interview
The detectives asked Kenneth about his lawsuit against Dr. Smith, her practice, and the hospital.
Danielle Lemmons obituary
Investigators obtained a copy of the obituary for Danielle Lemmons from the local newspaper.
Angela Kramer interview
Detectives spoke to Dwight Kramer's wife about her husband's activities the evening Veronica died.
Billy Lee interview
The detectives interviewed the owner of Billee's Auto Service about the repairs to Veronica's tires.
Alibi canvass – Kenneth Lemmons
YCSD investigators asked Malco theater employees if they saw Kenneth Lemmons the night Veronica died.
The crime lab summarized their preliminary findings in the Veronica Smith investigation.
Text message location map
YCSD investigators tracked the locations where the harassing text messages were sent to Veronica Smith.
Inventory #2 – Smith scene
CSU examined the exterior of the Smith/O'Connor residence for additional evidence.
Coroner's Summary Report
The Yoknapatawpha County Coroner submitted a summary report on the autopsy of Veronica Smith.
Det. Jason Huckabee interview
Given the coroner's findings, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy consulted a fellow detective for specialized information.
Michael O'Connor interview #2
After talking to Det. Huckabee, the detectives asked Michael O'Connor about the hospital's pharmaceutical inventory.
George O'Connor interview #2
The detectives asked Veronica's husband to clarify some things they've learned during the investigation.
Prepaid cell phone info
Investigators got purchase info and usage details for the phone that sent the harassing messages.
Billy Lee interview #2
The detectives asked why Billy wasn't entirely forthcoming about his connection to Veronica.
Canvass – Billee's Auto Service
While the detectives were interviewing Billy Lee, other YCSD investigators talked to his employees.
Dwight Kramer interview #2
The detectives asked Dwight about the hospital's possible involvement in the unexpected autopsy finding.
Richard Hayes interview #2
Detectives planned to speak to Kenneth Lemmons again but ended up with his attorney instead.
Search – Michael O'Connor
Dr. O'Connor was not home when investigators arrived to execute the search warrant.
Search – Billy Lee
The detectives simultaneously executed search warrants at Billy Lee's residence and Billee's Auto Service.
Search – Dwight Kramer
Mrs. Kramer was at home when the detectives executed the search warrant.
Report from YCSD Patrol
The detectives asked Patrol to drive by a residence a few times per shift.
Search – Kenneth Lemmons
Mr. Lemmons was not home at the time the detectives executed the search warrant.
The Crime Beat reports: teen arrested for ketamine possession and other offenses
Search – George O'Connor
Mr. O'Connor and his stepdaughter were not home at the time of the search.
YCSD investigators summarized the alibi confirmation status for several persons of interest.
Veronica Smith timeline
YCSD investigators compiled a timeline of Veronica Smith's activities on the day she died.
Search – Ruthie Foreman
Ms. Foreman was not home when the detectives executed the search warrant.
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