December 2, 1982: Shelby Don Harris' handwritten statement to
FBI SA William Moran
Note: Translation of document following scanned pages
Note from Christina Masewicz: Translation of above document as I read it to be
"December 2, 1982
"I, Shelby Don Harris make the following free and voluntary statement to Special Agents William F. Moran and Francis M. Cristina who have identified themselves to me as Special Agents of the FBI. I have been advised of my rights by Special Agent Moran and I have been advised that I am to be questioned about the murder of Colette S. MacDonald and her two daughters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on February 16-17,1970. I was also advised that I could be required to testify, to the information I furnish, in a Court of law.
"I was born June 23, 1948 at Bell County, Kentucky. I completed the 8th grade and later received a G.E.D. high school diploma while in the U. S. Army.
"In February, 1970, I was in the U. S. Army assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I did not know nor have I ever known Dr. Jeffrey Robert MacDonald, Colette S. MacDonald and their two daughters whose names are unknown to me. I have no knowledge of nor did I participate in the murder of Colette S. MacDonald and her two daughters. The only information regarding these murders I have is what I learned from the news media and from being interviewed by the FBI.
"While stationed at Fort Bragg, I met Helena Stoeckley through casual acquaintances. We had no personal relationship but did have mutual friends. I did see and talk with her on occasion in and around the Fayetteville, North Carolina area. Helena Stoeckley, in my opinion, was a very unstable person who liked to be the center of attention. She would twist the truth to suit her own purpose. I do not know why she would claim that I had anything to do with the murder of Dr. MacDonald's wife and two children. I have nothing to hide and can furnish no information regarding these murders. I am willing to take a polygraph examination to prove that I had nothing to do with these murders and do not know the identity of anyone involved in them.
"I have read this statement consisting of this page and one other page and I sign it below because it is true.
/s,/ Shelby D. Harris 12-02-82
"Witnesses: /s/ William F. Moran, Special Agent, FBI
"/s/ Francis M. Cristina, Special Agent, FBI