“What kinds of things would Bret do to piss off Simon and Matthew?”
“Bret would spoil their game.
If he witnessed anyone bullying the other residents Bret would quickly put a stop to it. Bret didn't have to do or say much to get a bully to back down. A good stern look from Bret was usually sufficient. Bret still went to the gym four or five times per week and he had developed an impressive physique. Simon and Matthew did not exercise at all and appeared scrawny by comparison. Another factor was that Bret was their intellectual equal. He had a university degree and read books voraciously. He was onto their game and they knew it.”
“So, Simon and Matthew would like to have Bret out of the program?” asked Barnes.
“No doubt,” Rick responded.
As the line of questioning continued Rick was starting to feel unwell. “Look detective, I haven't had much sleep and I am really not feeling that well. I also have to phone Brett's community mental health worker and try to get a hold of his parents one more time. Could we continue the interview at a later date?”
“Of course, Rick. I would like to see the medical examiner's report anyway so that we would have more to go on. The ME's report will likely not be completed until at least tomorrow morning. Can I call you tomorrow?” asked Detective Barnes, stifling a yawn.
“Absolutely,” replied Rick.
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