Over the past three years we’ve heard from a number of people who lived on Swann Street at the time of Robert’s murder. Many of them still do.
It was this first round of investigation and canvassing that gave shape to the case as it stands today, for better or for worse.
We were able to share one set of recollections last March, and today, we have another.
“A detective came by within a few days/a week if I remember correctly.
He asked standard questions (did I hear anything, see anything, have I ever had any problems with them, etc…) and I let him walk through the house to see what my view was, as well as let him hear what you could in the backyard and in the alley of my place.
I had attorney reps from both sides come to my door asking questions. I didn’t really answer much for them to be honest with you.
They did not show ID but they did give me business cards. The detective never followed up nor did the attorney reps. Actually, maybe the defense did once a little later on.
I did speak with an Asst US Attorney, but it wasn’t Kirschner, it was someone else. After that conversation I ended up having a conference call with 5 or 6 people… the detective, the US Attorney’s office and some other folks. They asked if I was available for possible testimony to which I said of course and then I never heard back.
I think the same thing happened to my neighbor, he spoke with them and never got a call back to testify.
As far as how many neighbors and which neighbors they also spoke with I am not sure. Oh and no private eyes ever came by.
And the cops did also ask me about the homeless guy who lives in the van in the alley. He’s <name redacted> super nice and has been there for years. He couldn’t hurt a fly and that’s mainly because he’s always had too much to drink and pretty much sleeps it off all the time.”