Handwritten notes are in red. Ted Kimble's handwritten notes are included as footnotes.
interviewed on April 18, 1996, beginning at 4:07 p.m. at the
Guilford County Sheriff's Department by SA H. G. Pendergrass and.
Guilford. County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Church.
interviewed as a result of a recent conversation with Rodney
Woodberry, black male, who revealed his possible involvement in the
death of Patricia Kimble, white female.
Shephard stated she is
single and resides with her two small children at 318 Erwin Street,
Greensboro, North Carolina, residence of her mother, Linda Young,
black female. Shephard stated she has known Rodney Lamont Woodberry,
black male, date of birth of November 5, 1962, since February 1995.
Shephard stated she was introduced to Woodberry by his brother,
Warren, while both worked at Wal-Mart in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Shephard stated on Thursday, April 4, 1996, Woodberry appeared at
her 318 Erwin Street residence very late. On this occasion, Shephard
stated Woodberry inquired if he could spend the night. Shephard
stated she agreed but informed Woodberry that he would have to sleep
on the couch because Shephard had to get up early the following
morning to go to work.
At approximately 5 a.m. the following morning; April 5, 1996, Shephard stated she woke up after hearing Woodberry crying in the next room. Shephard stated she got up and went to Woodberry to question why he was crying. According to Shephard, Woodberry asked Shephard to promise him that Shephard would visit him in prison. Shephard stated Woodberry further explained that he had "done something" that could get him the death penalty. Shephard stated Woodberry also told her that Woodberry would be coming into some money soon and would still provide Shephard money while Woodberry was in prison,A Based on her abbreviated
Off Randolph City transport
401 Patton Ave
Came to see Laura abt phone calls from Lyles to Laura's house.
AI often wonder if Rodney had
something to do with Patricia's death. I'm thinking she made
this up, but I'd put her on the stan. She's more or less
claiming Rodney confess to her. Laura hates Rodney. She
was nuts about Rodney. She's the stalking type who
might kill you if she can't have you, no one will. She set
fire and burned all Rodney's clothes. (HA)
I would follow up on this.
There maybe something to this. In Rodney's statements he told
a lot of lies for some reason.
I would follow up on this. There maybe something to this. In Rodney's statements he told a lot of lies for some reason.
Following the death of
Patricia Kimble, Shephard stated she recalls being visited by Ted
day During his
visit, Shephard stated Kimble told her that if the police ever came
to talk with Shephard, then she must tell the police that Ted and
Patricia loved each other very much. Shephard stated Kimble also
told her to tell the police that Kimble did not kill his wife.
During a subsequent visit from Kimble, Shephard stated Kimble
requested Shephard to provide Kimble with Woodberry's social
security number and his mother's telephone number. Shephard stated
she explained to Kimble that he should already have Woodberry's
social security number because Woodberry had previously been
employed by Kimble at Lyles. Surplus and Building Supply. On this
same occasion, Shephard related that Kimble also requested her to
provide Kimble with Shephard's social security number. Shephard
stated she questioned Kimble, but Kimble never did explain why he
needed her social security number. During Woodberry's employment at
Lyles, Shephard stated Woodberry often stayed at Shephard's 318
Erwin Street residence. As a result, Kimble would often come to her
residence and talk with Woodberry at length. According to Shephard,
she has known Ted Kimble since March 1995 after having been
introduced to Kimble by Woodberry. --
While Woodberry was
employed at Lyles Surplus and Building Supply, Shephard stated and
recalled Kimble purchasing and providing Woodberry with a pager.
After quitting at Lyles, Shephard stated Woodberry continued using
the pager for some three weeks. Shortly before Patricia Kimble's
death, Shephard stated Ted Kimble terminated service to the pager.
At the conclusion of
the interview, Shephard was asked and agreed to assist the Guilford
County Sheriff'S Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of
Investigation in furtherance of this investigation. Plans were then
formulated to have Shephard arrange a meeting with Woodberry at an
undisclosed location where Woodberry would hopefully discuss his
knowledge or involvement in the October 9, 1995, death of Patricia
The interview with
Laura Shephard was concluded at approximately 5:10 p.m. on April 18,
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