With that said, and with no further ado, here is the sample so you can all have a read of what has generated such interest.
After the DI finally left the room, Donna followed, waiting until they were down the corridor and couldn’t be heard in the room before she spoke. “Why did you tell Mr Denton that we had been to see Jessica Davis, and she had woken, sir?” she asked. “We went straight to his room.”
“I know. I wanted to see Mr Denton’s reaction to the notion that Jessica Davis may wake up and identify her attacker,” Yew told her. “Unfortunately his reaction didn’t tell me anything. He seemed genuinely relieved, but he could simply be a very good actor.”
“So you’re not sure if he’s guilty,” the Constable commented, keeping pace with the DI.
“Not yet, no. Both his answers, and the evidence gathered so far, are inconclusive. He has no provable alibi for the time of the attacks on Danielle Pale and Emma Water, which makes it possible that he could be responsible for those attacks, but not certain.
“The odds of him attacking Jessica Davis and Melanie Nelson are somewhat slimmer, since there is less than half an hour between the time his agent left and when he called his daughter. Nonetheless it could still be possible that he is responsible for those attacks.”
“That doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for him to have got to the Davis farm to attack Jessica Davis, grab Melanie Nelson, rape and murder her, and then get back home with his car clean of any evidence.”
“No, it doesn’t, but you are assuming he managed to accomplish all of that in the twenty five to thirty minutes when he can't prove his whereabouts. I don’t believe it necessary for him to have done it all in that time, which means it might be possible.
“All he really needed to do in the time he has no alibi for is to get to the farm, attack Jessica Davis, grab Melanie Nelson, and take them both to the old farm where they were found. With that done he could have returned home for the half hour phone call to his daughter.”
“So when would he have raped and murdered Melanie?” Donna wanted to know, keeping her voice low to avoid being overheard by those they passed.
“While you and your fellow officers were at the Davis farm,” Yew answered simply. “It is only a theory, and I could be entirely wrong, but based on the information in the file almost an hour passed from the time Lucy Davis called the police station to when Sergeant Underwood and the two officers he had brought along arrested Mr Denton. In that sixty minutes Mr Denton would have had more than enough time to return to the farm, do what he wanted to do, and get home. With time enough to clean up the car if he was careful about how he transported the two girls.”
“That’s clever.” The Constable congratulated him. “I never would have thought of that possibility, and I don’t think Sergeant Underwood did either.”
“Thank you, Constable, but it is no more than a theory, there is no evidence to prove Mr Denton is responsible for any of the attacks or murders. To get back to your question, which I diverted from a little, I didn’t just want to see Mr Denton’s reaction to what I said, I have an idea for catching the killer.
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