May 4, 1970: Statement of Dudley Warner
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I, Dudley T. Warner Warner, Want To Make The Following Statement Under Oath
The following information I give freely to Criminal Investigator Meehan about my relationship with CPT and Mrs. Jeffrey R MacDONALD. He and I were friends since the 10th Grade of high school. I met him and his wife after transferring into the Patchogue High School, Long Island, NY, in about 1959. I have considered myself one of if not his closest friend.
He and Collette went together during high school and were married a few years after graduation. He was a student at Princeton and she was attending Skidmore College in upstate New York. I was an usher at their wedding. It took place at a Roman Catholic Church, New York City. I cannot recall the address, some place on 5th Avenue.
I have spent time as his house guest, once was about March 1967. He and Collette were living together while he was attending Medical School, Northwestern University. At the time, he had one daughter, Kim, then about 3 or 4 year old. I stayed one day and overnight. In July of the same year (1967), after my marriage, my wife and I drove out and stayed with Jeff and Collette. We spent two nights and one day and then continued on to San Francisco. During this visit. we saw his recently born daughter, Kristen, born about May 67. Just prior to his graduation from Med School, Jeff spent about two or three days with my my wife and I, here in San Francisco. He was accompanied by two other medical students, their names I cannot recall. During this visit, he stayed at my apartment and during this visit, we all went out to dinner in Chinatown. (His purpose in visiting San Francisco was to interview with several local hospitals for a residency.)
Q: Who are you speaking of when you say all went out to dinner?
A: My wife, Jeff, his two friends and myself.
Q: Would you continue with your account of CPT MacDONALD's background as you recall it?
A: Yes, Having been a close personal friend and having spent time under the same roof, I feel I can judge his his relationship with his wife and family. It was a perfect marriage, no problems, he loved her deeply and was extremely devoted to her. I might add that I feel she was devoted and loved him very much. In fact when I was going with my wife, I liked to double date because Jeff and Collette's marriage was so perfect that I hoped it would be a catalyst to having my wife want to get married sooner. He loved and was very close to both of the children.
Q: Could you tell me something about his habits?
A: Well, he did not drink, rather he would have a mixed drink once in a while at a social function. He did not smoke, I think that he might have smoked a pipe but I never saw him smoke. He was always in good physical condition. He played football in high school; however, an injury in his senior year did not permit him to play in college. He was considered very intelligent by everyone. I never though of him as anything other than a very stable, well organized and good family man.
Q: Do you have anything to add to this statement?
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