Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spoke to the accused killer of Andrew Fine.

Subscribe to read more. (Be a Detective for 1 Year, Use your Case Credits to get 30 days as a Detective., One Year Classroom Subscription, 60-day Classroom Subscription)

People in this conversation

Comments (13)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

I believe him. Poor guy....
I'd love to see him get off, and maybe mitigating circumstances will work in his favor, but... Dudley was not physically threatened at the time. He waited and watched. He went back for his gloves. He covered up the...

I believe him. Poor guy....
I'd love to see him get off, and maybe mitigating circumstances will work in his favor, but... Dudley was not physically threatened at the time. He waited and watched. He went back for his gloves. He covered up the body and hid the gun. He returned the lantern and shovel. That's clear premeditation. Poor guy...

Read More
  lgillette
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Are things always this cut and dry? It just seems so simple, I don't know just a bit too easy almost...if it is great but i dont know...

  mari
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Not guilty in my opinion. My sympathy is all for Dudley and his mother.

  Di.
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

it's cool

  sampriti
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Wow Im still in disbelief. He killed Andrew Fine. Andrew raped his wife at the farm. I believe it had to hurt Mr. Brinkman as he watched Cindy getting raped by her own husband. That is sad. But the story have some missing pieces to it.

  G Holliway
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Wow Im still in disbelief. He killed Andrew Fine. Andrew raped his wife at the farm. I believe it had to hurt Mr. Brinkman as he watched Cindy getting raped by her own husband. That is sad.

  G Holliway
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Wow Im still in disbelief. He killed Andrew Fine. Andrew raped his wife at the farm. I believe it had to hurt Mr. Brinkman as he watched Cindy getting raped by her own husband. That is sad.

  G Holliway
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Dudley was aggravated for his care and protective mode for cindy's he knew something were wrong he stayed and we can see the results and conclusions .

  Nick
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Well What i do not not grasp and understand , it was stated in the 2 of the interviews of Both john and dudley , dudley had his own pair of gloves which were confined inside his car , and John had a pair of gloves too which he kept at his barn...

Well What i do not not grasp and understand , it was stated in the 2 of the interviews of Both john and dudley , dudley had his own pair of gloves which were confined inside his car , and John had a pair of gloves too which he kept at his barn John proclaim to dig the hand out of the ground using a post hole digger i mean something here doesn't fit up gun residue found on both gloves of john and dudley? how does it fit? because in john's 2nd interview the detectives said to him they found a gun residue on john pair of gloves which he kept in his barn and dudley on the other hand said he used his own gloves from his car which in his statement said he dropped the bottle and gun only to the grave and covered it up but what did he do with the gloves? because the gun residue suppose to be on Dudley pair of gloves and not john.

Read More
  Nick
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

here is Quotas from the suspects interviews to help you see into my point of view:

Dudley Brinkman interview:

Dudley Brinkman: I went back to the car to get my work gloves. I thought maybe I could finally get the courage to do something that...

here is Quotas from the suspects interviews to help you see into my point of view:

Dudley Brinkman interview:

Dudley Brinkman: I went back to the car to get my work gloves. I thought maybe I could finally get the courage to do something that would really protect Cindy from him. I thought if he was dead, he couldn't hurt her anymore.

Detective Armstrong: Sure. Any man would do the same thing. So what did you do?

Dudley Brinkman: I walked quietly up to Andy. He was still lying on his back. Dead to the world. But not dead… only passed out. I put on my work gloves, reached over and took the gun from his hand. He still didn't move. Then I…

Detective Armstrong: Then you?

Dudley Brinkman: I… did what I knew I had to do. What God finally gave me the courage to do. I aimed at him and pulled the trigger. First two shots to his chest. Then another shot to his… well, you know. He deserved that after what he'd done.

Detective Armstrong: A lot of people would agree with you. What happened next?

Dudley Brinkman: I dropped the gun and ran back to hide in the trees to see if anyone heard the shots and was coming. After a few minutes, I went back to see if he was … you know… dead.

Detective Armstrong: And was he dead?

Dudley Brinkman: He hadn't moved. I reached down and felt for his pulse. No pulse. I went over to the grave and dug a bit more so he'd fit. Then I dragged him over to the grave and pushed him in. I threw in the bottle and the gun and covered them all up.

Detective Armstrong: And then?

Dudley Brinkman: Then I took the shovel and lantern back to the shed on the property and drove home to bed. I haven't slept very well since it happened. I'll never touch a gun again as long as I live. I still have nightmares, but I'm not sorry he's dead. I'm glad I finally had the courage to do something for Cindy! I know in my heart it was either him or Cindy.

John Reagle interview:

John Reagle: No, I don't always drink while I work. Look, I saw it after I finished cultivating the crop because of its odd shape. I dug it out and put it in a plastic container, you know, for the effect. I thought it would be funny to take it to Duffy's. You know, a practical joke.

Detective Murphy: So this root was just sitting there in your field for the taking?

John Reagle: No. I had to dig it out, like I said.

Detective Armstrong: What did you use to dig it out with?

John Reagle: I used a post hole digger. It was the first thing handy at the time.

Detective Murphy: Do you still have it?

John Reagle: Yes, of course. Tools don't come cheap these days,

Detective Murphy: We wanted to talk to you about those work gloves we got from your barn.

John Reagle: Yeah, am I going to be getting those back anytime soon? I got me some new ones, but I don't like them as well.

Detective Armstrong: We'll see what we can do about that. So listen, do you ever wear those gloves when you go out hunting?

John Reagle: Hunting? No, those are work gloves.

Detective Armstrong: So if I told you we found gunshot residue on them, how would you explain that?

Detective Murphy: It's not because you were wearing those gloves when you shot Andy Fine?

John Reagle: What? I didn't do that!

Detective Murphy: How can you be sure, drinking as much as you were?

John Reagle: There's not enough liquor in the world to make me kill somebody. I didn't do it.

Detective Murphy: You had a pretty good motive.

John Reagle: No, I didn't.

Detective Murphy: Andy was the one standing in the way of you buying that farmhouse from the Fines, wasn't he?

John Reagle: Once upon a time maybe, but what would I want with that old place now that he wrecked it?

Detective Murphy: So if his brother and sister were looking to sell it now, you wouldn't be interested?

John Reagle: I don't know. Are they thinking about selling? Because I'd be willing to hear them out at least.

Detective Murphy: I thought you weren't interested.

John Reagle: Might be able to get it for a good price now.

Detective Armstrong: But before Andy was killed, they were asking a lot more?

John Reagle: More than likely, but I can't say because I don't know how much they want now since— hey! You're trying to twist this all around. I didn't kill Andy, not for that crappy old house, not for any reason.

Detective Murphy: Why should we believe you?

John Reagle: Because there must be a lot of people out there with better reasons to kill him than that. A guy like Andy makes enemies.

Detective Armstrong: And you have an alibi.

John Reagle: You bet I do.

Detective Armstrong: What is it?

John Reagle: When are we talking about again?

Detective Armstrong: The night of July 3rd and morning of July 4th.

John Reagle: OK. I went to a party out at Sardis Lake. Spent the night. Didn't come home until after fireworks on the 4th.

Detective Armstrong: Who was having this party?

John Reagle: It was a, uh, lady friend.

Detective Armstrong: OK. What's her name?

John Reagle: Well… I can't recall off the top of my head.

Detective Murphy: Johnny, it was a month ago. You can't remember her name?

John Reagle: Well, there have been a lot of lady friends since Lisa left. I had to make up for lost time, you know.

Detective Murphy: Uh-huh. Do you think you can come up with this particular lady friend's name?

John Reagle: Sure can. I got it at home

Conclusions: We can see that john had a motive and has a motive in the interview i just provided here , also beside motive he told us he had an alibi which hasn't been conformed yet , also we know how people react when they are under the influence and effect of alcohol

Unconfirmed Alibi quota:

Detective Armstrong: And you have an alibi.

John Reagle: You bet I do.

Detective Armstrong: What is it?

John Reagle: When are we talking about again?

Detective Armstrong: The night of July 3rd and morning of July 4th.

John Reagle: OK. I went to a party out at Sardis Lake. Spent the night. Didn't come home until after fireworks on the 4th.

Detective Armstrong: Who was having this party?

John Reagle: It was a, uh, lady friend.

Detective Armstrong: OK. What's her name?

John Reagle: Well… I can't recall off the top of my head.

Detective Murphy: Johnny, it was a month ago. You can't remember her name?

John Reagle: Well, there have been a lot of lady friends since Lisa left. I had to make up for lost time, you know.

Detective Murphy: Uh-huh. Do you think you can come up with this particular lady friend's name?

John Reagle: Sure can. I got it at home.

Detective Murphy: All right. Here's what we're going to do. You go home, get that name, and you call me with it by 6:00 p.m. today. If you don't call me by then, we're going to take that to mean you were lying about your alibi. You understand?

John Reagle: Yes, I understand.

Detective Armstrong: You better get going. You only got an hour.

John Reagle: I'm going. I'm going.

Read More
  Nick
There are no comments posted here yet
Load More

Login

Weekly Updates

Get weekly updates on the investigation.
      Click to view previous updates

Contact

Crime Scene
3602 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Voice (623) 565-8573
Fax (602)-274-7280

For Crime Scene Store inquiries: store@crimescene.com

For technical assistance: support@crimescene.com

Go to top