Canvass – archery team parents
On Saturday, April 22nd, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spoke to the parents of the young athletes on the Yoknapatawpha High School archery team.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.
Marianne Bills spoke highly of Frederick. In him, she saw a man whose life was led by a moral compass. She attends the same church as Frederick and noted how dedicated he was to the choir as well as the archery team.
Marianne characterized some of the parents as drama queens, citing Karen Oster as one parent who always seemed to be dissatisfied with how Frederick treated her daughter, Sheila. Marianne said Frederick did give Sheila many pointers and feedback about her technique during practice, but according to Marianne, Sheila wasn't very good at archery and needed all the help she could get.
Marianne said Karen had even spoken to her about whether she felt that Frederick needed to ease up on the kids. Not wanting to argue with Karen, Marianne agreed with her.
However, Marianne said she would've opposed any effort to discipline Frederick or remove him from the archery team coaching staff, despite what she told Karen.