Suspect #2 interrogation
Friday, November 15, 2019 – 2:33 p.m.
The detectives brought Lorraine Estrada in again to see if she could explain the evidence that implicates her in the Kelly Moran's murder.
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy interviewed her at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department.
- Detective T. Armstrong
- Detective S. Murphy
- Lorraine Estrada
Detective Murphy: Thanks for coming in again, Mrs. Estrada.
Lorraine Estrada: I want to do whatever I can to help.
Detective Murphy: I'm delighted to hear that because we have some questions for you that may be a little awkward, but they could help us find Kelly's killer if you're honest with us.
Lorraine Estrada: Of course. Anything you need.
Detective Armstrong: Let's start with something easy. How often would you say you visited Kelly's home?
Lorraine Estrada: I don't know. Once a week? Maybe more?
Detective Armstrong: That often?
Lorraine Estrada: Maybe not. I— is that a lot?
Detective Armstrong: When you visited her, where did y'all typically hang out?
Lorraine Estrada: The usual places, I suppose — the living room, the kitchen, sometimes the music room, or the dining room.
Detective Armstrong: What about the bedrooms?
Lorraine Estrada: No, I don't— wait. When it was nice out, we often spent time out on the patio, and they'd leave the doors in the back bedroom and the living room open so we could go in and out either way. Is that what you mean?
Detective Armstrong: When you were there, do you recall if you ever had occasion to lock or unlock any doors or turn any lights on or off? Anything like that?
Lorraine Estrada: I'm sure it's possible. Why do you ask?
Detective Murphy: We found your fingerprints on a lamp at the Moran residence, and we were curious about how they got there.
Lorraine Estrada: We spent a lot of time in the living room, so it's certainly possible that I touched a lamp at some point. So what?
Detective Murphy: It's probably nothing, but we have to ask.
Lorraine Estrada: I understand.
Detective Armstrong: Speaking of fingerprints, what can you tell us about this cell phone?
Lorraine Estrada: What can I tell you about— what do you mean?
Detective Armstrong: We know you've seen it before. We'd like to know about that.
Lorraine Estrada: I don't know what you're talking about.
Detective Armstrong: Your fingerprints are on this phone. How did they get there?
Lorraine Estrada: I must have touched it at some point.
Detective Armstrong: You don't say. When?
Lorraine Estrada: I have no idea. Where did it come from?
Detective Armstrong: Does that matter?
Lorraine Estrada: It might help me remember where I saw it.
Detective Armstrong: It was found next to your friend's dead body.
Lorraine Estrada: Oh my— I don't— are you sure?
Detective Armstrong: Am I sure that's where we found it or that we found your prints on it?
Lorraine Estrada: I don't— both, I guess?
Detective Armstrong: Yes.
Lorraine Estrada: I don't know what to tell you.
Detective Armstrong: Give it some thought. We can wait.
Lorraine Estrada: What do you want me to say?
Detective Armstrong: I can't speak for Detective Murphy, but I'd like you to tell us what really happened with Kelly.
Lorraine Estrada: I don't— what do you mean?
Detective Armstrong: I think you know exactly what I mean.
Detective Murphy: Ted, Mrs. Estrada is clearly—
Lorraine Estrada: It's Dr. Estrada.
Detective Murphy: Yes, of course. I'm sorry. Dr. Estrada is clearly a bit upset.
Lorraine Estrada: I'm not upset.
Detective Murphy: Don't worry about it. A lot of people find these interviews stressful. It's completely normal. Why don't we give you a few minutes to collect your thoughts, and then we'll come back?
Lorraine Estrada: That's not necessary. I'm not—
Detective Murphy: It's no problem. We've got another witness to talk to while you take a moment.
Lorraine Estrada: No, I don't—
Detective Murphy: Don't you worry, Dr. Estrada. We won't be gone long.
[LORRAINE ESTRADA INTERVIEW SUSPENDED – 2:52 p.m.]