Summary of Sybrina Fulton's SAO interview, 4/2/12, 37/284.
Sometime in March 2012, Fulton talked with [redacted] on the phone after learning she was the last person to talk with the Victim. Fulton talked with [redacted] mother and told the mother that [redacted] needed to talk with the police. [Redacted] mother wanted [redacted] identity kept private. [Redacted] agreed to come to Fulton's apartment. [Redacted] arrive with another unknown black female and may have been dropped off by someone. Fulton and [redacted] went outside to talk. [Redacted] didn't talk about what the Victim had said. She was emotional and said she had gone to the hospital the night of the Victim's viewing. After talking with [redacted] Fulton took her home.
The description of the conversation doesn't make much sense if it happened after the 3/19 interview. Sybrina was with Crump, and would have already heard about the imaginary hospital visit and about 'what the Victim had said'.
Crump indicated that both Sybrina and Tracy spoke to W-8 before the 3/19 interview.ABC,
Crump: OK. I'ma, I'ma hold for a second. I just want to ask the part about the [unintelligible], when you say you heard the other person, [unintelligible], you know, like you told Mr. Tracy and Miss Sybrina there, when you say he loud, it was like, "What you doing in here," and stuff, and [crosstalk].
In her deposition, W-8 reportedly said that she lied about the hospital because of Sybrina. To me this suggests that she made up the story for Sybrina, telling it to Sybrina before anyone else. That would also mean that she spoke to Sybrina before the 3/19 interview.Defendant's Motion for Sanctions Against State Attorney's Office for Discovery Violations, 11/8/12,
I have wondered if the 'unknown black female' was also the 'friend' who assisted with writing the letter. I also wonder if 'outside' of 'Fulton's apartment', there is a patio table where the letter may have been written.
The 3/18 date for the initial contact with W-8 is not confirmed anywhere in the discovery that I am aware of. As far as I know, it is supported only by some public statements of Crump. He has made some other statements about W-8 that have been found inaccurate.