YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 005282-30J-2019
Case Description: Kelly Moran death investigation
Investigators have compiled the following summary of the witnesses alibis for October 30, 2019, between 4:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Information on the results of attempts to verify the alibis is also included.
- Yes = The alibi was confirmed for the entire time period
- No = No part of the alibi could be corroborated.
- Tentative = Corroboration for all or part of the witness's time comes from someone with a personal relationship with the witness or questionable reliability.
- Partially = Part of the alibi was confirmed or tentatively confirmed, but one or more portions of the witness's time remain uncorroborated.
Description: Married to Nicolette Cuthbert, one of Kelly's friends; occasionally socialized with the Morans
Alibi: James said he was playing poker with colleagues at Dr. Tilden's residence until "quite late."
Possible Motive: No known motive. Described the victim as "a moody, difficult woman," but displayed no strong dislike or resentment toward her.
Confirmed? Yes. Co-workers at the Yoknapatawpha Cancer Center said Cuthbert left around 5:00 p.m. His colleague, Dr. Moore, said he left at the same time as James and drove behind him to Dr. Tilden's house. Moore, Tilden, and others at the poker game confirmed that Cuthbert was there well past 8:15 p.m.