Tara Copeland alibi check

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. E. Parker
Incident No.: 004048-28H-2021
Case Description: Annette Wyatt homicide investigation

Investigators spoke to Tara Copeland's friends and neighbors to try to corroborate her alibi for the time Annette Wyatt was killed.

These interviews are representative of all interviews conducted.


Angela Moran

Angela Moran is one of Tara Copeland's neighbors and sometimes babysits Tara's daughter, Alexa.

Participants:

  • Detective S. Murphy
  • Detective E. Parker
  • Angela Moran

Detective Murphy: Ms. Moran, may we come in? We need to ask you a few questions about Tara Copeland.

Angela Moran: Of course. Come on in.

Detective Murphy: Before we get started, we need your name and address for our records.

Angela Moran: Angela Moran, and I live at 233 Elm Street, Oxford.

Detective Murphy: Did you know Annette Wyatt?

Angela Moran: No. So that's what this is about? Tara has mentioned Annette Wyatt before, and I read about her murder in the news, but I didn't know her.

Detective Murphy: What did Ms. Copeland tell you about Annette Wyatt?

Angela Moran: She said her boss has tried to convince Annette to come work with her for a number of years, but she was loyal to the Harte Agency.

Detective Parker: Did you see Ms. Copeland on Saturday?

Angela Moran: Yes, she had a hair appointment that evening, so she brought Alexa over at 6:00 p.m. She picked her up around 8:15 p.m., and we chatted for about an hour. Then she took Alexa home to put her to bed.

Detective Murphy: Do you know if Ms. Copeland stayed home the rest of the night?

Angela Moran: I think so. She would've called me to come over if she had to go out again.

Detective Murphy: And what about Sunday morning? Do you know if she was home then?

Angela Moran: I didn't notice. Sorry.

Detective Parker: Thank you for your time, Ms. Moran.

Peggy Stinson

Peggy Stinson is Tara Copeland's hairstylist.

Participants:

•  Detective S. Murphy
•  Detective E. Parker
•  Peggy Stinson

Detective Parker: Good afternoon, Ms. Stinson. We need a few minutes of your time to ask you a few questions.

Peggy Stinson: Sure, what do you want to know?

Detective Parker: First off, we need your name and address for our records.

Peggy Stinson: My name's Peggy Stinson, and I live at 41 Rubin Drive.

Detective Parker: How well do you know Tara Copeland?

Peggy Stinson: I've been her stylist for several years. She likes changing her hair color.

Detective Parker: Did Ms. Copeland discuss the Annette Wyatt murder case with you?

Peggy Stinson: No, I haven't seen her since then. That was awful, her being murdered and all. Have you found her killer yet?

Detective Murphy: No, but we will. So when was the last time you saw Ms. Copeland?

Peggy Stinson: She came in on Saturday. That's when she got her hair colored. Her appointment was at 6:30 p.m.

Detective Murphy: What time did she leave?

Peggy Stinson: She left around 8:00 p.m. She had to pick up her daughter at the babysitter's.

Detective Murphy: Thank you for talking with us. We'll let you get back to work now.

 


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