I have been
attorney of record for Ronnie Kimble since he was arrested in April,
1997. Let me say first of all that co-counsel David Lloyd and I have
no complaint about the way that you and Major Nesbit administer the
jail and basically have no complaint about the way your staff have
dealt with Ronnie Kimble.
however deeply concerned over Ronnie being kept on "suicide watch."
We do not believe that there is any basis for the conclusion that
Ronnie Kimble is a danger to himself or has in any way considered
suicide. On the contrary, Ronnie Kimble is very positively oriented
toward preparing for his trial. Because the charges against Ronnie
are very serious, the court appointed Charles Guyer, a licensed
psychologist, to evaluate Ronnie for his lawyers. Dr. Guyer has
given Ronnie a full battery of tests and has issued a written
report. I can assure you there is nothing in the report that would
suggest that Ronnie should be classified as a suicide risk.
Today is Ronnie Kimble's wedding anniversary. Because he is on suicide watch he is not permitted to visit with his wife. This is placing a terrible strain on both of them. You may not know this but since Ronnie was arrested in April his wife found out that she was expecting a baby and then had a miscarriage several months later. She suffers from a number of other health problems.
Sheriff B. J. Barnes
and I are of the opinion that you have always been flexible and
pragmatic and we appreciate your addressing this issue.
I am having
this letter hand-delivered to you because of the urgency of this
matter and either I or David Lloyd will be in touch with you later
today by telephone.
for your assistance.
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