Dominic Harris was interviewed on November 13, 1997, at the Western Youth Institution, Morganton, North Carolina, beginning at 9:10 a.m., by SA H. G. Pendergrass and Guilford County . Sheriff's Department Detective J. D. Church.
Dominic Harris was lodged with suspect Ronnie Kimble at the Guilford
County Jail beginning in April of 1997 and until being moved to the
Western Youth Institution. Harris was interviewed for this purpose.
Harris stated he
has only completed the 9th grade and has had worked in the food
industry prior to his incarceration. Harris stated he was
recently convicted for voluntary manslaughter and received an active
term of 51 to 71 months in State Department of Correction.
Harris stated and
recalls in April of 1997, he was incarcerated at the Guilford County
Jail, Greensboro, North Carolina, where he was awaiting trial for
murder and common law robbery. Sometime during the early morning
hours, Harris stated and recalls he was sleeping and was awaken when
an adjacent cell
stated he found out from Keewan Slade, black male, who was in the
same cellblock with Ted Kimble, that Kimble was subsequently
transferred to the High Point Jail facility sometime later
While in D-1 cellblock, Harris stated he was periodically allowed out of his cell to clean up and often engaged in conversation with other inmates. On one occasion, Harris stated Ronnie Kimble observed Harris reading his Bible and began to talk with Harris. Harris recalls he remained in cellblock D-1 for four months before being transferred to the Western Youth Correction at Morganton, North Carolina, following his trial. During the time he was in cellblock D-1, Harris stated Ronnie Kimble befriended him because Harris had been in jail for so long. During this same time, Harris stated and recalls he would hear Inmate, Andrew Slade, black male, who was also in the Guilford County Jail awaiting trial for murder, constantly taunt Ronnie Kimble about his charges and went as far as to outright accuse Ronnie of killing his sister-in-law which Ronnie Kimble denied. Harris stated the taunting of Ronnie Kimble by Slade was a constant thing.
stated on one occasion while Slade was taunting Ronnie Kimble about
his murder charge, he heard Ronnie respond to Slade saying, "At
least I didn't shoot an innocent boy walking down the street."
Harris stated Slade responded to Ronnie by saying, "I thought you
said you didn't shoot anybody." Following this exchange, Harris
stated Ronnie Kimble would withdraw to himself and not say anything
else. Harris stated and recalls on one occasion while sweeping the
cellblock, Ronnie Kimble called Harris over to his cell door. Harris
stated Ronnie Kimble asked Harris if he ever had a problem sleeping
because of what he had done. Harris stated he responded to
Ronnie Kimble by saying,
At this point, Harris stated Ronnie Kimble told Harris that he (Ronnie Kimble) was having problems with what he was in jail for and that being in jail was "getting to him." Harris stated
Kimble also inquired if Harris had ever dreamed about the person he
had killed with Harris telling Ronnie, "No." Harris Ronnie Kimble
then told Harris, "It's getting to me, I didn't mean to do it, my
brother talked me into doing it and now my brother is going to get
out of jail." Harris stated Ronnie
girlfriend that 'he wished he had not done. When asked, Harris stated Ronnie Kimble did not tell Harris what he had done to the above mentioned girlfriend.
When asked, Harris stated the reason he was giving this information to SA Pendergrass and Detective Church was because he would hope someone would provide this same information to law enforcement if his love one, i.e. mother, sister, were ever murdered. Harris stated he has not been made any promises by the District Attorney Attorney's Office or by officers conducting this investigation in exchange for this information. That he was not looking for any assistance with his case because he could have given this information prior to being sentenced. Harris further related that he would be willing to testify to the information contained in this report if asked.
The interview with Dominic Harris was concluded at approximately on November 13, 1997.
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