Pictures of surveillance video posted below.
Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest allowed the media to view surveillance videos of Clayton Kelly and Mark Mayfield's visits to St. Catherine's Village. This correspondent and Geoff Pender (<i>Clarion-Ledger</i>) accepted the invitation and were able to review the videos. Assistant District Attorney Bryan Buckley would not provide a copy of any video without a court order but did allow us to take pictures of screen shots of the video. * Mr. Buckley also said that Kelly refused a plea bargain that would have allowed him to serve his sentence under house arrest. The offer was made before the case was presented to the grand jury.
Mr. Mayfield enters the building by using his still-active pass. His mother died on March 19. This is the only time he visited St. Catherine's Village after his mothers death in March and April. He entered the building alone and left the building alone. There was no other person nor "attorney" who visited the building with Mr. Mayfield. Mr. Buckley said "We have no evidence that Mark Mayfield came into St. Catherine's Village with anyone. Then only video we have of Mark Mayfield shows him by himself from time of his Mother's death on March 16.
Clayton Kelly pulls up to gate in car. Rose Cochran was on a list of "protected patients". Access to Mrs. Cochran was restricted to a list of those eligible to see her as determined by the family. Mr. Kelly had to give the guard a name of a different patient in order to gain access to the dementia unit. Mr. Kelly drove straight to the parking lot at the back of St. Catherine's Village where Mrs. Cochran resided. He drove past several buildings and parking lots. He drove without hesitation or slowing down. He knew exactly where he was going.
Visitors could only gain access to the dementia unit (Sienna building) if they had a card or if allowed in by a security guard. Kelly did not have a card. This photo shows the guard using his card to allow Mr. Kelly to enter the building. He is dressed up as if he went to church.
The guard then holds the door open for Kelly to enter the building. Kelly then enters the building and goes directly to the elevator. The elevator is not directly in front of the door. Mr. Kelly thus had to know where he was going when he entered the building. Kelly then got off on Mrs. Cochran's floor. The video shows Kelly walking with a purpose. He goes to the right room (if it can be called that) with no confusion or hesitation.
Kelly and his famous comb-over walk around on the floor as he pretends to talk on the cellphone. The second open door behind him on the left is Mrs. Cochran's room.
Kelly takes picture of nameplate on wall next to door to Mrs. Cochran's room. Kelly then enters the room and stays there for less than ten seconds. He then leaves the wing. However, a funny part happens as he nearly gets caught. The dementia wing is designed to keep patients from leaving the building . Kelly paces the lobby in front of the elevator. He gets on the elevator and gets off on the first floor. He paces some more, appearing to talk on his cellphone. The problem is he has no pass that will allow him to leave the building and there is no guard present. One nurse grows a little suspicious and peers at him from the nurses station. Kelly's pacing becomes more anxious. Finally a nurse enters the building and Kelly leaves through the open door. The time from when he left Mrs. Cochran's room until he left the building was a little more than five minutes.
The video was posted online for 90 minutes on April 26. The rest is history.
*Apologies are in order for the poor quality of the photos as they were taken of a computer screen with either a cellphone camera or Canon T3i.