Serious man with short brown hair with an unidentified person beside him

What's happened so far…

Investigation Day 1

When Vanessa Pruitt returned from a few days out of town, she found her husband and a stranger apparently shot to death in the basement rec room of her home. Sheriff's department personnel responded to her 911 call and investigated the scene well into the night.

Investigation Day 2

Mrs. Pruitt was too upset the night before to speak with investigators, so Detectives Armstrong and Murphy went to see her first thing the next morning.

After hearing what she had to say, the detectives got some more information about her husband and then joined other investigators in talking to the Pruitts' neighbors.

Back at the station, they reviewed the inventory of evidence CSU collected from the crime scene. Then they met with a fellow officer who was working nearby on the night investigators believe the shootings happened.

Investigation Day 3

The next morning, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy visited Robert Pruitt's law office where they spoke to his partner, Gary Rayburn, and talked to the secretary, Mira Lee.

Within a couple of hours, a man who reportedly threatened Robert arrived at the station to talk to the detectives.

Later, after they talked to someone who allegedly could vouch for Mira's whereabouts, the detectives set out to check out Gary's story.

Investigation Day 4

To start off the day, the detectives reviewed the preliminary reports on the autopsies of the two victims.

A short time later, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy met with one of Robert's disgruntled former clients.

After they sent Jackie on her way, the detectives dug into the second victim's background to learn more about him.

While they waited for their next interviewee to arrive, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy looked at where some locations significant to the investigation are in relation to each other.

They also refreshed their memories on which case Pruitt was about to defend in court.

In response to their request, the second victim's older son came in to talk to the detectives.


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Then, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy drove to Pontotoc to speak with the second victim's ex-wife.

When they got back to Oxford, the detectives went to see the second victim's younger son and business partner.

Investigation Day 5

The next morning, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy went to talk to Robert Pruitt's ex-wife at the district attorney's office.

On the way to their next interview, the detectives went over Rick Gill's rap sheet and the results of attempts to verify his alibi.

At the Pruitt-Rayburn office, they had another talk with Gary to get him to clarify some of his previous comments.

Back at the station, the detectives took a look at a preliminary reconstruction of the shootings.


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