YCSD investigators interviewed members of Sigma Kappa Gamma fraternity, where Carter Nichols is a member, about their knowledge of Carter Nichols' whereabouts on the night of November 4, 2017, and the early morning hours of November 5, 2017.

The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all interviews conducted.


Name: Michael Barnhardt
Class / Hometown: Sophomore / Roanoke, VA

Mr. Barnhardt claimed Carter Nichols is a jerk but not much more than that. "He's all talk and hot air. He's not half as bad as he wants you to think. He's just a prankster and a blowhard, nothing beyond that. You get him alone, where he doesn't feel the need to brag for the group, and he can actually be okay."

Barnhardt said he did not know anything about Carter Nichols' whereabouts or comings and goings at the fraternity party the night of the murder. When pressed, Barnhardt admitted to being completely smashed that night and said he didn't have any recollections after "that shot of Jäger around nine o'clock."

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