February 26, 1983: Prince Beasley's Statement
re: his conversation with Sara McMann re: Helena Stoeckley
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February 28th 1983
Kee Wee Keys
Salem, South Carolina
"I talked with Mrs. Sara McMann by telephone in reference to Helena Stoeckley Davis and the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case. She stated to me that she befriended Helena and her small son David for quite some time before her death. She stated that she and Helena had talked several times about the MacDonald murders. She stated that Helena had admitted to her that she was a witness to the murders but took no active part in them. She told Mrs. McMann that Dr. MacDonald was not guilty and that she was going to help him. Mrs. McMann futher stated that she also thought Dr. MacDonald was innocent. She stated that Helena seemed to be very worried over this situation. She said that Helena was a very intellegent person and far from being crazy. She also stated that she thought Helena died of natural causes, that she thought Helena drank her self to death. She stated that she found two bottles of Vodka in her room before she moved out into her own apartment where she died. She said that one day an F.B.I. agent by the name of Frank Mills came to her house and tried to get Helena to sign some papers. That Helena refused. She stated that she told Mr. Mills as did Helena that she thought Dr. MacDonald was innocent. And that appeared to shake him up.
"I did not get to interview Mrs. McMann in person, becose her husband would not permit it. That he thought the polograph showed she was telling the truth and the doctor said she was all right in the head. And the fact she signed a confession should be enough. So he refused to answer any question even on the telephone. How ever Mrs. McMann seemed very glad to help.
"This statement taken by me by telephone from Mrs. Sara McMann on Feb. 26th, 1983
"Signed -Prince Beasley"