“When I got there, Stephanie was on the back porch, smoking a cigarette,” the deposition says. “She was drunk. She had used a box cutter to cut her wrist before I got there.”
That deposition says the Fletcher’s mother arrived and spent the night with her, and then took her to the crisis center at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown the next morning. She stayed there for the day, the deposition says.
Stephanie Marie Sonner and Kirk Fletcher were married July 10, 2010, according to a notice of their wedding in The Daily Record in December of that year.
The bride had graduated from Walton Central School in 2002 and earned a degree in biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta.
George F. Mack, interim superintendent for the Walton Central School District, said Tuesday that Fletcher had worked in the district “about five years,” but he could not be more specific.
Mack, who is in his third month as superintendent, said the district was sending a letter to parents of students at the school Tuesday and read it over the phone.
“This matter is a police matter,” it said, in part. “The state police are conducting an investigation. As it is a matter of investigation, we are constrained from releasing any further information.”
The letter requests that parents who have questions or additional information “please contact the appropriate legal entity.”
“Our first concern is our students,” the letter concludes. “They come first.”