I would like to know this man's military service history. At 64 he was prime draft age for VN.
A flash back could explain his behavior and mitigate the charges and punishment. I'd also like to know if he
had a prior criminal record, as that too could affect what he should be charged with and what his punishment should be.
I don't exactly believe his statements. I think he might believe them, the police and DA might want to take them at
face value because it is quite convenient for them to do so, but they could be quite untrue.
I'm thinking some sort of flash back and shock might explain the apparent coldness as well as the 24 hour
wait. That and confusion could also tarnish his own recollection of what happened.