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Carl Foust, Witness for the Defendant


 

THE COURT: Call your next witness.

MR. LLOYD: Mr. Carl Foust, please. Thank you, Mrs. Kirkman.

(Whereupon, the witness was first duly sworn.) CARL FOUST, being first duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows during DIRECT EXAMINATION by MR. LLOYD:

Q.    Mr. Foust, if you could state your name for the record, please, sir.

A.    Carl Foust.

Q.    All right. And how are you employed, Mr. Foust?

A.    I work for American General Life Insurance.

Q.    Okay. And how long have you worked for them?

A.    Well, we merged, so it's hard -- six years.

Q.    Now, how do you know Ronnie Kimble?

A.    From church.

Q.    All right. And what was your position in the church?

A.    Sunday school superintendent. Bus driver.

Q.    And what did Ronnie do for you in the church?

A.    Taught Sunday school; filled in when I needed him; was real good with the kids. Helped me occasionally when I needed him on the bus.


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Q.    Did he seem to have a good rapport with the kids in the Sunday school?

A.    Kids loved him.

Q.    And you said he filled in. When you say that, Mr. Foust, what do you mean?

A.    Well, if I had a teacher that couldn't be there or something, he'd fill in for me. And then later on he took a class of his own.

Q.    Do you remember what age group that class was?

A.    Six-to-eight-year-old boys.

Q.    Now, how would you describe Ronnie Kimble -- well, let me ask you this, Mr. Foust: Did you have any other dealings with Ronnie other than at church?

A.    Yeah. He's done work around my house for me. He's done some things for my wife.

Q.    Okay. And how would you describe his work habits and characteristics?

A.    He's a good worker.

MR. LLOYD: That's all I have, Your Honor.

CROSS-EXAMINATION by MR. PANOSH:

Q.    Did you know Ted Kimble, Theodore Kimble?

A.    Yes.

MR. LLOYD: Well, objection, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Overruled.

Q.    What's your opinion of him?


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A.    As far as I know, Ted is a good boy. He did things for me too.

Q.    Have you testified previously for Ted or Ronnie?

A.    I was at the hearing -‑

MR. LLOYD: Well, objection, once again.

THE COURT: Sustained.

Q.    Your position at the church, is that paid or voluntary?

A.    It's voluntary.

Q.    And how long have you worked there, sir?

A.    Since 1984.

Q.    And who do you work for?

A.    The Lord.

Q.    Okay. And while you're working there in the church, who is your immediate supervisor?

A.    I don't answer to anybody.

Q.    Who is the pastor, sir?

A.    Ronnie Kimble.

Q.    Ronnie, Sr.?

A.    Yes.

Q.    And in fact, isn't his relationship with you essentially that of a supervisor?

A.    Well, this is an independent Baptist church, so we're not set up that way. He's the pastor and he's in


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charge of everything. But as far as answering to somebody, not really.

Q.    So he's also in charge of the Sunday school program that you are responsible for; is that right?

A.    Well, he's in charge of everything. He's the pastor.

Q.    So would it be fair to say, sir, that you work under his direction?

A.    As pastor, I do. Yeah.

Q.    And you've worked that way under his direction since 1984?

A.    Right.

Q.    Pretty much on a daily basis?

A.    Yeah.

MR. PANOSH: No further questions. Thank you, sir.

MR. LLOYD: Mr. -- hold on just a second, Mr. Foust.

REDIRECT EXAMINATION by MR. LLOYD:

Q.    Mr. Foust, are you up here testifying because Ron Kimble, Sr., asked you to testify?

A.    No, sir.

Q.    Are you up here of your own volition?

A.    Yes.

MR. LLOYD: That's all I have, Your Honor.


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THE COURT: Step down, sir.

Members of the jury, you may stand and stretch, if you'd like.

(Witness stood aside)

 

 

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