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
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
Investigation Day 4
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.
Investigation Day 5
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.
Then they reviewed the information fellow investigators had gathered about persons of interest, including Jackie's criminal history and the status of her alibi as well as Joel and Christine Fisher's alibis.
Investigation Day 6
When they left Fisher Pest Control, the detectives stopped by Joel's house to find out if he could fill in any of the gaps in his story.
That afternoon, they visited Christine again to see if she could provide any insight into her sons' relationships with each other and their father.
Investigation Day 7
Bright and early the next morning, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy went to talk to the owners of Harker Landscaping about their employee, Rick Gill.
Back at the station, the Crime Lab had sent over their preliminary findings on the prints at the scene.
Later, the detectives spoke with Rick again during his lunch break.
As they were wrapping up, a city councilman shared his thoughts on the investigation.
Investigation Day 8
Investigation Day 9
At the detectives' request, the Harkers gave them permission to search the company property for potential evidence.
Later that afternoon, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy had another conversation with Mira Lee.
Investigation Day 10
While waiting for the forensics to come in, Detectives Armstrong and Murphy along with other investigators canvassed area gun stores for information on recent purchases that might be relevant to the case.
Investigation Day 11
Detectives Armstrong and Murphy spent the next day working with ADA Calvin Dollarhide to verify the case against their suspect and prepare arrest documents for a judge's approval.
Investigation Day 12
Early the next morning, the detectives made their arrest, though the suspect declined to speak to them until their attorney was present.
That afternoon, the Oxford Weekly Planet broke the news of the arrest.
Investigation Day 13
By morning, the suspect and their lawyer were ready to sit down with Detectives Armstrong and Murphy to talk about the charges.
Investigation Day 14
The Oxford Weekly Planet published a feature story on the double homicide.