Chapter 909 Unknown Man
It took a while for Roxanne to think of a reason for Jason Coleman’s action. “Dr. Coleman, did you accidentally misplace some medicinal herbs and didn’t store them properly? Is that why the fire started?”
That was the only reason she could think of. Surprisingly, Jason shook his head and subconsciously looked at the man standing next to Roxanne.
Colby looked somber when he met Jason’s gaze. “After you guys left yesterday afternoon, I was also getting ready to leave. However, I bumped into Jason. He told me he needed to fetch something from the research institute. I didn’t think so much about it, so I let him in. I only locked the door after he came out.”
In other words, Colby was telling everyone that he didn’t know what Jason was doing after he went inside.
Roxanne was still in shock, so she merely nodded absentmindedly.
Colby could tell she was still in shock. With a glimmer of darkness flashing across his eyes, he asked Jason on her behalf, “What did you do after you came in?”
Jason lowered his head guiltily and uttered apologetically, “I…”
He couldn’t finish his sentence. It was as if he was utterly ashamed of his actions.
A while later, he uttered through his gritted teeth, “I’m so sorry, Dr. Jarvis.”
He had basically admitted his crime with that sentence.
Finally, Roxanne managed to calm herself down. She then clenched her fists and asked, “Why did you do it?”
At that point, what Jason did the day before didn’t matter to Roxanne anymore.
After all, the storage was filled with flammable substances. For a researcher who was an expert in chemicals, setting the storage ablaze was child’s play.
Therefore, she just wanted to know what drove Jason to do things that would destroy the research institute.
Jason heaved a sigh and answered, “I-I needed the money.”
Roxanne furrowed her brows when she heard that.
Jason sounded extremely helpless when he said, “My son is sick, so I need a lot of money. My salary for working at the research institute isn’t enough. So…”
Roxanne finally understood what was going on. Someone found out Jason’s son was sick, and that person offered him money to do such a thing.
At that thought, Roxanne clenched her fists even tighter. “Who is it? Who told you to do it?”
Everyone in the research institute knew Jason’s son was sick.
Outsiders, on the other hand, wouldn’t know unless they investigated Jason.
Roxanne was afraid that someone in the research institute was responsible for offering Jason the money.
Jason shook his head and whipped out his phone from his white coat. “I don’t know who, but that person sent me an email.”
As he was saying that, he tapped on his phone and showed the email to Roxanne.
Roxanne looked at the email and saw a few simple sentences. The sender told Jason to do it in exchange for a huge sum of money so that Jason could help his son get treatment.
Obviously, the sender told Jason to set fire to the storage room.
“You did it because you received this email?” Roxanne was so angry that her voice was trembling. “Dr. Coleman, you know me. If you need money for your son’s treatment, you can always come to me. I’m a mother, too. Did you think I would sit back and do nothing to help you? If necessary, I would even find the best doctor to treat your son. Why did you have to do something so foolish?”