GERALD GREEN


Gerald Green’s interrogation allowed more information, but no real definitive answers to the mystery of his roommate’s death.  The old war dog shed no tears for his fallen friend, but he did show his emotional state at one point when the questioner asked him about the will and deed, along with some pain he’d been feeling in his right arm, carefully hanging in a sling.  When asked about the ailing limb, Gerry said he’d been out of commission for about a month since a weed-pulling session overextended his brittle tendons.  Investigators verified this as face from the suspect’s physician.  In regards to the will and deed,  apparently, after seeing what had been taking place between Tom and his sons after they’d heard the news that they wouldn’t be receiving what would normally be their birthright, Gerald, codger that he was, held to honor and blood and relinquished his rights to the Adder family home.  Of course, Tom refused to take his name out of the will for what he’d intended, saying that Gerald would need the home when the time came, but Gerry would have none of it.  “Your last days should be spent in peace with your sons, Tom,” he reportedly had told the other man about a week before his untimely death.


Gerry was also asked about the letter from his son, Ben.  In it, Ben had continued an evidently ongoing conversation with his father about the fact that Tom was “finally good for something,” now that he’d taken the best path towards friendship and intended to leave Gerald with a paid-for roof over his head.  “I’m glad you’re dealing with it the way you are, Dad, because if I was there, oh boy….I’d give that Tom and his squealing pigs-for-sons a piece of my mind.”  When asked why Ben was so angry towards the Adders, his father simply replied, “some water flows under the bridge…some gets stagnant.”