On the evening of Monday, May 1, 2017, Deputy Fred Willits and Deputy P.J. Watson conducted interviews in an effort to corroborate Paul Bragg's alibi.
In an interview with the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department dated Sunday, April 23, 2017, Jimmy Bragg said he was at home doing homework with his father on the night of April 20th.
In an interview with the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department dated Thursday, April 27, 2017, Paul Bragg said he and his son, Jimmy, were home on the night of April 20th, and Jimmy was doing homework. Mr. Bragg said they ordered delivery from Pizza Hut sometime between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The deputies spoke to Paul Bragg's co-workers at the technology company Silonotech to find out if any of them interacted with Paul on the evening of Thursday, April 20, 2017.
The witness statements provided below are in summary and not verbatim and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Senior Software Engineer
Lucinda said she was in a group conversation on the messaging application Slack with Paul Bragg and Rajiv Ariauthurai on the evening of April 20th between 5:45 and 7:00 p.m. They were all working out some technical issues on a new piece of software that the company is developing.
Silonotech's IT department provided a transcript of the conversation, where Paul mentioned having to step away to help his son with his homework and also contained a message from Paul about having to leave because the pizza he had ordered arrived.
Rajiv Ariauthurai was part of the Slack conversation with Paul Bragg and Lucinda Harrison from 5:45 until 6:30. He lives in the same neighborhood as the Braggs and remembers seeing Paul's car parked in the driveway when Rajiv Ariauthurai came home around 6:50 that evening.