YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy. Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 000229-12A-2018
Case Description: Veronica Smith death investigation
Based on witness statements during interviews, investigators have put together the following summary of the witnesses’ alibis for the evening of Friday, January 12, 2018, when Veronica Smith was killed.
An alibi is designated partially or tentatively substantiated when:
- The witness's alibi is corroborated only by another witness who has a close personal relationship with him/her.
- One or more portions of the witness's time remain uncorroborated.
- The corroboration for all or part of the alibi is not conclusive.
Name: Hilton Burns
Description: Veronica Smith's medical practice partner
Alibi: Hilton Burns said he left the clinic around 5:00 p.m., grabbed dinner at Asian Thai, and took it home because he had a presentation to work on. He was alone.