[Transcript of handwritten statement]
In mid to late February of
this year I was over at Lyles Building Supply on
I asked him what was wrong and he said something like “hey – this is between you and me.” Ted said that the thought that law enforcement was closing in on him. He said that he had gotten a part time job at Precision Fabrics so that he would have an alibi. I asked him “An alibi for what?”
He answered “for Patricia’s death.”
I asked him if he killed Patricia and he said, “No, Ronnie did it.”
I know that Ronnie is his brother in the Marines. Ted told me that Ronnie went to their house and shot Patricia and then poured gas on the body. I was shocked when he told me this because all along he had always said that he knew nothing about her death and I always wanted to believe him. He is a manipulator and had me believing in him.
It was either at this time or a few days [bottom line is unreadable]
about this that he would either kill me or get rid of me. I believed him.
I think it was Wednesday night, Rhonda Stanfield called me to ask how I was. She said that she had been to see Ted and that Ted wanted to see me. I told her I thought that I was not on his visiting list and she said I was. I decided that it might be better if I didn’t go to visit Ted.
The above statement is true and accurate to the best of my ability and the above described incidents.
Det. Sgt. J. S. Jacobs #65 4:59P