MEMO TO FILE
RE: RONNIE KIMBLE / MITCH WHIDDEN
DATE: JUNE 24, 1998
I had a conference at
the jail with Ronnie Kimble on this date. Ronnie says that after
Mitch was discharged from the Marine Corps he only saw him two
further times and those were the visits to Lynchburg and
subsequently a visit a week or two later to Camp LeJuene. Prior to
the visit to Lynchburg, Ronnie had never met Mitch's wife nor had
Mitch's wife met Ronnie's wife. Ronnie now recalls that he arrived
at Mitch's house late Thursday evening after he and Kim had eaten at
a nearby Shoney's. They called Mitch and they agreed to meet at the
campus because Ronnie did not know how to get to Mitch's house. The
following day, Friday, Ronnie got tired sitting in class and told
Mitch he was going to get some rest and eat. Ronnie remembers that
Mitch introduced him to several guys. They had met in the Marine
Corps and then came to Lynchburg. One person had been a musician and
had actually been successful at cutting a record. Ronnie recalls at
a subsequent time that Mitch told him he "shared" the story of
Ronnie's dream with this individual. Ronnie says Dr. Wilmington will
surely be able to tell us more about the musician.
Ronnie recalls that
when Mitch showed up at Camp LeJeune he first got a call and Mitch's
wife was on the line. She said she was sorry she passed out when
Ronnie and Kim were visiting them and thanked them for coming to her
house and that she looked forward to seeing them again. Then Mitch
got on the phone and told Ronnie he was in Camp LeJeune and
suggested that they have lunch.
A little while later
Mitch phoned up at Ronnie's chapel and Ronnie was vacuuming. Ronnie
said within a few minutes he would go for lunch. Ronnie looked for
Darcy but decided to lock the office and have lunch. When he was
walked to the car, Mitch said I have talked to a lawyer about what
you told me. Ronnie said I don't see why you did that. They got in
Ronnie's truck. Mitch indicated he had no time for lunch. Mitch was
in tight jeans and shirt. It looked like he could have been wired
but Ronnie didn't think so. Ronnie says there must have been more
discussion because Mitch said why don't you just ask your brother
for the money. Ronnie responded that he would think he was crazy.
Ronnie was positive Mitch told him that he had shared the dream with the guy in the record business. Ronnie says he doesn't remember if he told Kim afterwards about the meeting with Mitch. He also said it didn't really worry him.
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