Third meeting with client.
ME's report indicates victim was smothered; ventilator also turned off, per machine's records. Client continues to maintain innocence, insists she wouldn't know how to turn off ventilator.
Per Ray: Deputy Sheriff Eugene Whitaker has disciplinary file, indicates anger issues, confirmed upon confrontation. File regards domestic violence complaint by former girlfriend, Carmen Askew. According to Carmen, Eugene became "a little physical" on the night she broke up with him, though domestic violence not an issue. She broke up with him over his relationship with mother Margaret. Claims he was "under mother's thumb" and "at her beck and call 24/7."
DISASTER: Sarah Holt laptop malfunction, hard drive erased. Explanation still pending...