The investigation of Anna Bates nee Smith was a lengthy one. As the wife of the accused, we wanted to make sure all basis were covered. She was very cooperative though. Her past history of suggesting to “fight fire with fire” concerned us greatly. Was Anna so determined to marry Bates that she decided to take matters into her own hands and get rid of Vera? Nope. Not her style. Plus, she would have never done anything that could potentially jeopardize Mr. Bates. We have ruled out Anna in the Conservatory with the Poison.