Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:03 p.m.
Troy Daniels is Barbara Daniels' daughter, and Barbara claims Victor Jennings was Troy's father. Detectives Murphy and Parker interviewed Troy at the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department. The interview was recorded with the witness's knowledge and consent.
- Detective S. Murphy
- Detective E. Parker
- Troy Daniels
Detective Murphy: Troy, thank you for coming in to talk with us today. Would you please state your name and address for the record?
Troy Daniels: Sure, I'm Troy Marie Daniels, and I live at 805 College Hill Road, Apt. 13 with my mother.
Detective Murphy: Do you know why we asked you to come in?
Troy Daniels: I'm assuming it has something to do with Victor's death?
Detective Murphy: Yes, it does. Could you tell us where you were the night he was killed?
Troy Daniels: I was at the library, studying for a math test.
Detective Murphy: Were you studying with anyone?
Troy Daniels: With a friend of mine, Lana Richards.
Detective Parker: About what time were you at the library?
Troy Daniels: Oh, we got there around 3:00 or 4:00, and we were there until the library closed at 6:00.
Detective Parker: Where did you go after that?
Troy Daniels: Me and Lana went to Old Venice to get something to eat, and then I went home.
Detective Parker: Was your mother home when you got there?
Troy Daniels: No. I think she was at work? I don't remember.
Detective Murphy: Could you tell us your relationship with your father?
Troy Daniels: You mean Victor? He's only my sperm donor. He was never a father to me.
Detective Parker: How did you and Victor get along?
Troy Daniels: We didn't. I mean, I never met him. I didn't even know who he was until just recently.
Detective Murphy: How did you find out he was your father?
Troy Daniels: My mother told me. She didn't have enough money to pay for a tour of Europe I've been invited to go on with my dance troupe this summer, so she decided to ask him to help out. He wouldn't.
Detective Parker: He didn't want to give you any extra money?
Troy Daniels: He didn't want to give me any money at all. He's never given us any money before. I don't think he even knew about me before that.
Detective Murphy: Did your mom tell you anything about their conversation?
Troy Daniels: She just said that he refused to give her any money for me and didn't want anything to do with me. She said he might change his mind, but I think she just didn't want me to be disappointed.
Detective Murphy: Why did she think he would give you money now, after all this time?
Troy Daniels: I don't know. I guess she was just desperate. This tour could be important for my career as a dancer, and we just can't afford it.
Detective Parker: Did you ever talk to Victor yourself to try and convince him to help you out?
Troy Daniels: No. He already told my mother no. Why would he say yes to me?
Detective Parker: Did he ever contact you?
Troy Daniels: No. He wanted nothing to do with me, remember?
Detective Parker: He was pretty well off, and you and your mom aren't exactly flush. You didn't think you deserved a little financial assistance from him?
Troy Daniels: I didn't want anything from that jerk. If it hadn't been for this trip, I probably never would've known who he was.
Detective Parker: How do you know he was a jerk?
Troy Daniels: My mother told me. And look how he reacted when she asked him for money for me. Obviously, she was right about him.
Detective Parker: Now that he's dead, as his daughter, you might have a claim to his estate. Have you looked into that? You'd be able to afford that trip and a lot more.
Troy Daniels: I don't know anything about that stuff. And I already told you, I didn't want anything from him.
Detective Parker: But you'd take his help if it meant you got to go on this trip.
Troy Daniels: We'll never know now, so who cares?
Detective Murphy: OK, Troy. Thanks again for coming in to talk to us today.
Troy Daniels: That's it?
Detective Murphy: That's it. We'll be in touch if we need anything else.
Troy Daniels: OK. Bye.
Interview ended: 4:25 p.m.