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MAN OFFERS REWARD TO FIND KILLER
November 23, 1995
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline:    JERI ROWE Staff Writer
A grieving husband offers a $20,000 reward to help find his wife's killer. Ted Kimble says he wants to know who killed his wife.. So he's decided to offer $20,000 - money from his wife's insurance policy - as a reward for information.. He says he doesn't trust local deputies to find anyone, especially since he believes they have insinuated that he had something to do with her death.. "It's not innocent until proven... 

 

$5,000 REWARD OFFERED FOR TIPS IN WOMAN'S DEATH
January 6, 1996
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the state for help in solving the murder of a 28-year-old Pleasant Garden woman.. Patricia Kimble's burned body was found Oct. 9 in the hallway of her secluded home on Brandon Station Road after firefighters responded to a fire there. She died of a gunshot wound to the head, and detectives say the fire was set to cover up the crime. Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes asked Gov. Jim Hunt to offer the reward. Sheriff's detectives have...

 

PARENTS OFFERING REWARD IN KILLING OF DAUGHTER

March 14, 1996 The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
Byline:    MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
The parents of a woman killed last year are offering up to $10,000 for information, bringing the reward total to $36,000. The parents of a Pleasant Garden woman killed last year are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of their daughter's killer.. Sheila and Richard Blakley are offering up to $10,000 through Crime Stoppers.. Patricia Kimble's burned body was found Oct. 9 in the hallway of her secluded home on Brandon Station Road after...


FAMILY SEEKS CLOSURE TO WOMAN'S SLAYING
October 10, 1996
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline:    MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
Patricia Kimble's killing remains a mystery that haunts family members and detectives alike. One year ago Wednesday, Patricia Blakley Kimble left work early to do some gardening in her yard. Later, the devout Christian planned to attend a prayer meeting at South Elm Street Baptist Church.. She never made it.. After she arrived home, someone shot Kimble, 28, in the head and set her isolated Pleasant Garden home on fire.. The past year has been filled with...

 

SLAIN WOMAN'S HUSBAND CHARGED
April 2, 1997
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline: MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
Nearly 18 months after Patricia Kimble was killed, officials charge her husband and his brother with murdering her.._. The husband and brother-in-law of slaying victim Patricia Kimble were charged Tuesday with killing the young woman nearly 18 months ago and setting her secluded home on fire to cover up the crime.. Brothers Ted and Ronnie Kimble face first-degree murder charges in the death of Ted Kimble's 28-year-old wife, whose burned body was found Oct. 9, 1995, in the... More


BROTHERS CHARGED IN SLAYING OF WOMAN
April 2, 1997
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline:    MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
Nearly 18 months after Patricia Kimble was killed, officials charge her husband and his brother with murdering her. The husband and brother-in-law of slaying victim Patricia Kimble were charged Tuesday with killing the young woman nearly 18 months ago and setting her secluded home on fire to cover up the crime.. Brothers Ted and Ronnie Kimble face first-degree murder charges in the death of Ted Kimble's wife, Patricia Kimble, 28, whose burned body was found Oct. 9, 1995,... More


SHERIFF: SLAYING SUSPECT TIED TO THEFTS
April 3, 1997 The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline: MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
As brothers Ted and Ronnie Kimble appear in court for the first time since being arrested on murder charges, the Guilford County sheriff says deputies have linked Ted Kimble to a burglarly ring.._. A day after being charged with murdering his wife, Ted Kimble could face additional charges involving a burglary ring.. Guilford County sheriff's deputies searched Kimble's business Tuesday night and found guns, a silencer, numerous how-to books about avoiding the law... More


MURDER SUSPECT IS IMPLICATED IN STRING OF LOCAL BURGLARIES
April 4, 1997 The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
Guilford County sheriff's deputies conducted a second search of murder suspect Ted Kimble's business Thursday afternoon, confiscating two large truckloads of building materials they say were stolen. Kimble is the owner of Lyle's Surplus Building Materials, 1700 W. Lee St. Among the items deputies seized were more than $4,000 worth of cabinets, pressure-treated lumber and a garden tub. Sgt. John Davis said the material was stolen from construction sites... More


BURGLARY SUSPECT CHARGED, LINKED TO MURDER SUSPECT
April 5, 1997
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
Guilford County Sheriff's deputies filed the first charges in several burglaries linked to murder suspect Ted Kimble.. Robert Harold Nicholes, 25, of 5665 Harnaday Road, is charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.. He is charged with taking nine go-carts worth $15,000 from Northern Hydraulics on Sandy Ridge Road and more than $4,300 worth of building materials from Fowler, Beers and Jones Construction Co. on N.C. 62... More


POLICE TIE BURGLARIES TO MURDER SUSPECT
April 5, 1997
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
Guilford County Sheriff's deputies filed the first charges in several burglaries linked to murder suspect Ted Kimble.. Robert Harold Nicholes, 25, of 5665 Harnaday Road, is charged with three felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property.. He is charged with taking nine go-carts worth $15,000 from Northern Hydraulics on Sandy Ridge Road and more than $4,300 worth of building materials from Fowler, Beers and Jones Construction Co. on Highway... More

 


BROTHERS INDICTED ON MURDER CHARGES IN WOMAN'S DEATH
April 9, 1997 
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
A Guilford County grand jury has indicted two brothers on first-degree murder charges.. Ted and Ronnie Kimble were indicted Monday in the death of Patricia Blakley Kimble, Ted Kimble's wife of two years. Investigators found the burned body of Patricia Kimble, 28, in the hallway of her Pleasant Garden home Oct. 9, 1995. She had been shot once in the head before the house was set on fire. Guilford County sheriff's deputies arrested the brothers April 1... More


AFTERMATH OF A MURDER

May 15, 1997 The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)
Byline: MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
The death of Patricia Blakley Kimble was one of Guilford County's most shocking slayings. Meanwhile, the search for justice in her case has torn apart two families.. Patricia Blakley Kimble loved her husband. She adored him from almost the moment she met him. And Ted Kimble has said publicly that he loved his wife. Guilford County investigators don't believe him. They say a man in love with his wife would not pay his brother to shoot her in the back of the head... More


DEFENDANT DENIED BOND IN GUILFORD MURDER CASE
June 6, 1997
The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC)

Byline: MILLICENT ROTHROCK Staff Writer
A judge denies bond for Ronnie Kimble, who is accused of the "contract killing'" of his sister-in-law.. A Guilford County judge dealt a double blow to murder defendant Ronnie Kimble by ruling Thursday that Kimble's case may be tried as a death penalty case and then denying him bond. Kimble, along with his brother Ted Kimble, is accused of killing Ted Kimble's wife and then setting a fire to cover up the crime. Patricia Blakely... More

 

KIMBLE IS GUILTY, JURY SAYS; JURORS NOW MUST DECIDE RONNIE KIMBLE'S SENTENCE: LIFE IN PRISON OR THE DEATH PENALTY

September 3, 1998, The News & Record (Piedmont Triad, NC) 

Reports on the guilty verdict and the witnesses called for the Sentencing Phase of the Trial.  "Jurors sat quietly while a clerk read the verdict. Later, as the clerk polled each juror on his verdict, one juror burst into tears. He covered his face with his hands, turned his chair toward the wall and cried."

 

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS KIMBLE MURDER CONVICTION
December 20, 2000

Byline:    FROM STAFF REPORTS
The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the murder conviction of Ted Kimble, the Pleasant Garden man convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Kimble had appealed his 107-year sentence and Guilford Superior Court Judge Peter McHugh's ruling that he could not withdraw his guilty plea. In January 1999, Kimble avoided the death penalty by signing a plea bargain for the second-degree murder of Patricia Blakley Kimble, his plot to kill eight potential...

 

 

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