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Statement: Stephen Reynolds

Statement of Stephen Reynolds, taken 5:30 pm, June 4, 1999, at 410 Sarrett Road.


So, Mr. Reynolds, you say you have new evidence relating to the death of Rebecca Ferris?

Yes, I do. I didn't actually see the poor girl get hit-otherwise I'd have called the police immediately, of course-but now that I think of it, I know that I saw her that evening before she was killed. I mean, I was sitting in my living room and I saw her walking up the street. She was acting strange, if you know what I mean, kind of distracted. She was walking right in the middle of the street. I guess I figured she was crossing the street, only slowly, but the more I think about it the more I'm sure that she was totally oblivious to everything around her. I don't want to put the blame on her for the accident because the poor girl's dead, but I'm positive I saw her in the street. There's so many trees and plants around that house over there that nobody can see beyond the corner. The visibility is terrible. Whoever hit her may not have been able to see her until it was too late. Like I said, I don't want to blame Rebecca, but it's not fair for someone to be convicted of something not entirely their own fault, even if they might have been the one who hit her. I'm not saying who did it, because I didn't see, but if what I did see helps . . .

May I ask if you are acquainted with Simone Argones, Bradley Kimmer, or Peter Bredon?

I don't know the first one, but I know the last two slightly. Brad works at the same software company as I do, though not in the same department so we don't really know each other. Peter Bredon lives just down the street from me. I borrowed his lawnmower once. Why?

Just looking for corroborative evidence. Did you see either of the men yesterday evening?

I said hi to Brad at work, but that was in the morning. I didn't see either of them in the evening. Not that I would normally see Brad, but I often see Peter around in his yard or something. I don't remember seeing him last night, though.