MR. PANOSH: Ms. Mize, please. Ms. Wanda Mize, please come up.
WANDA JEAN MIZE, being first duly sworn, testified as follows during DIRECT EXAMINATION by MR. PANOSH:
Q Would you state your name, please.
A Wanda Jean Mize.
Q Ms. Mize, where do you work?
A I work for Life of Georgia and for Southland Life.
Q And your position with Life of Georgia is?
A I'm a senior claims examiner in the individual life claims department.
Q And are part of your duties to handle telephone inquiries by individuals who are customers of those two insurance companies?
A Yes, sir.
Q On or about May the 7th of 1996, did you receive a telephone conversation from Mr. Theodore Kimble?
A Yes, I did.
Q Would you relate that to the jury, please.
MR. LLOYD: Object, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Overruled.
Q Tell the jury what you remember.
A Just that the phone call, the basis was to check the status of the claim, and to tell us that he was now cleared as a suspect, and that we should go ahead and process the claim at that point.
Q And the claim referred to the $100,000 insurance that Mr. Hendrix just previously testified to?
A Yes, sir.
Q What action did you take?
A At that point, told him that we would have to verify that with the sheriff's department in Guilford County.
Q And what action did you take, please?
A Then I turned around and called the investigator that I had talked to before, and left him a voice mail message to call me back and let me know where the investigation stood.
Q And did he eventually call you back?
A Yes, he did.
Q As a result of the information received, did you pay the claims?
A No, sir.
MR. PANOSH: No further questions.
MR. LLOYD: No questions, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Step down, ma'am.
MR. PANOSH: Your Honor, we'd ask that Ms. Mize
and Mr. Hendrix be excused, so they can return to their duties.
THE COURT: Any objection?
MR. LLOYD: No objection, Your Honor.
THE COURT: You may be excused.
(The witness left the witness stand.)
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