In the accounts of Gillooly's interview with the FBI, he told agents that on Dec. 28 Harding approved a final plan to assault Kerrigan.
Harding picked him up after a meeting with Shawn Eckardt, Harding's bodyguard, and Derrick Smith. As they drove away from the meeting, in a truck, Gillooly later told FBI agents that he left the final decision up to Harding.
After Harding pressed Gillooly to make a decision, he said, "I think we should go for it," according to the FBI documents.
"Okay, let's do it," Harding allegedly replied.
Gillooly then described how Harding took a series of steps to try to pin down when and where Kerrigan practiced near her home in Stoneham, Mass. According to Gillooly, Harding called a magazine writer in Pennsylvania and learned that Kerrigan practiced at the Tony Kent Arena in South Dennis and then called the skating rink there and found when Kerrigan practiced.
Gillooly said that Harding later provided Eckardt with a magazine photo of Kerrigan, so that Shane Stant, who had been hired to execute the assault, would know whom to attack.