The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site is a compendium of information about the Jeffrey MacDonald case. MacDonald was convicted in 1979 of the murders of his pregnant wife and two small daughters. He is serving three life sentences for that brutal crime.


The Murders of Colette, Kimberley and Kristen MacDonald
 

The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site is a compendium of information about the Jeffrey MacDonald case. MacDonald was convicted in 1979 of the murders of his pregnant wife and two small daughters. He is serving three life sentences for that brutal crime.

May 7, 1970: CID Statement of Dr. William Legat (Psychiatrist)

Note: Translation of document following scanned pages
 

The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: May 7, 1970: CID Statement of Dr. William Legat (Psychiatrist), p. 1

The Jeffrey MacDonald Information Site: May 7, 1970: CID Statement of Dr. William Legat (Psychiatrist), p. 2

Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of the above document as I read it to be.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar preserved

Q: CPT LEGAT, what is your profession?

A: I am a Psychiatrist.

Q: Are you a practicing Psychiatrist?

A: Yes, I am.

Q: CPT LEGAT, do you know, or have you ever heard of CPT Jeffrey R. MacDONALD?

A: Yes, I know CPT MacDONALD.

Q: How long have you known CPT MacDONALD?

A: I knew him for a period of six weeks, at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Q: What period of time was this at Fort Sam Houston, TX?

A: During the period July through August 1969.

Q: Did you know CPT MacDONALD, prior to meeting him at Fort Sam Houston, TX?

A: No, I never met or knew CPT MacDONALD, prior to meeting him at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Q: How close was your association with CPT MacDONALD at Fort Sam Houston, TX?

A: He was one of several people with whom I spent my leisure time while at Fort Sam Houston. We had mutual interest, which was in the field of athletics.

Q: CPT LEGAT, did you know or ever meet CT MacDONALD's wife, Collette [sic] MacDONALD?

A: I never met Colelette MacDONALD, so therefore, didn't know anything about her.

Q: CPT LEGAT, did you know or every meet any of CPT MacDONALDS's children?


A: No, I never met any of CPT MacDONALD's children either.

Q: CPT LEGAT, during your six weeks association with CPT MacDONALD at Fort Sam Houston, TX, did CPT MacDONALD ever talk about his wife and/or children?

A: CPT MacDonald mentioned that he was married and had two children, ages six and two, I believe. He talk about some feeling of regret about being away from his family, as he was on orders to Vietnam. During the six weeks that we were at Fort Sam Houston, he decided to volunteer for Special Forces, so that he could be with his family for that period of training which we had to undergo. He was also hoping that during the course of that training period, that the Vietnam crisis would be either terminated or diminished, and/or he might even get a change of assignment, and would not have to be separated from his family.

Q: CPT LEGAT, do you know of, or did CPT MacDONALD ever mention having any family problems?

A: No, I do not know of any existing family problems in the MacDONALD household, not did CPT MacDONALD ever mention any.

Q: CPT LEGAT, being a practicing Psychiatrist, how would you diagnose CPT MacDONALD's personality, based on your association with him?

A: Well, I couldn't make a diagnosis in a psychiatric sense, as that wasn't type of association we had. I could describe that CPT MacDONALD was very friendly, outgoing, got along very well with people, very quick witted, and had a good sense of humor, and quite intelligent.

Q: During your association with CPT MacDONALD, did you ever notice that CPT MacDONALD became moody, or indicated in one way or another, that he may be in possession of a violent temper?

A: No, there was no indication of moodiness, and no indication of a potential for a violent temper.

Q: Do you have anything further to add or delete from this statement regarding CPT MacDONALD, his wife, and/or children?

A: No, I don't know of anything else I can add or delete from this statement.


 

 

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