Said he had a late class on the night of the crime
Didn't tell Ellie that he made the tea
Revenge: the Reeds kicked him out of the house
Money: he goes to an expensive university
Didn't tell Ellie that he knew the combination
Said he went to the movies on the night of the crime
Said he got an allowance from his parents. Didn't tell Ellie that his father had cut off the allowance.
Needs money, Allowance cut off, Lost a lot of money at the horse races
Said only Evan, Nancy and she knew the combination to the safe,
Money: the stamps are insured
She said she worked late the night of the crime.
Said that she was alone in the kitchen
Said she made the tea
Money: her son goes to an expensive university
Evan Reed is broke. His business project was a failure