Corrected or Additional Statements of the Defendants
handwritten footnotes and underlining are in red.
STATE OF NORTH
COUNTY OF GUILFORD
IN THE GENERAL
COURT OF JUSTICE
SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION
STATE OF NORTH
THEODORE MEAD KIMBLE,
RONNIE LEE KIMBLE,
CORRECTED OR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS OF
The following is a
complete disclosure of the statements of the defendants to date.
Further information will be provided as the statements become
Theodore Mead Kimble stated that on October 9, 1995, approximately
8:15 p.m., he had called his wife at her home and that she did not
answer. He then paged her and she did not return the page.A
Theodore Mead Kimble stated that Patricia was to go home at 3:30
p.m. to mow the grass, then she was to go to church at 6:30 pm.B
he was supposed to call Patricia before he left for work but he got
busy and forgot until 7:30 pm. He then called the church but did not
get an answer. Then he called her at home, called her pager twice
and then called her brother Ruben to go and check on her.
Edna Kimble stated that Ted had not received any insurance money.
That Ted was being followed by deputies to see if he met with
someone that he may have hired to kill her.
Ronnie Kimble told a witness that he had to send most of his money
to his wife, that he collected cans to sell,C and that he sold blood plasma every Tuesday and Thursday
to earn extra money. He told the witness his wife has lost a baby
during pregnancy in September or October. The witness described him
as being somewhat obnoxious and often carried things two far and
didn't know when to quit. [RP4]
Ronnie Kimble told a witness that he was the last person to see
Patricia Kimble, that he had gone by the house to either pick up or
drop off something, he also said that his brother Ted had been
questioned, but that Ted had been at work at the time of the death.
The witness also remembered hearing Kimble say that a large tool
chest had been dragged into the living room and that Kimle had
stated that maybe someone had come in and the suspect had ran off.
The witness described Ronnie Lee Kimble as a "Bible Thumper" that he
was prone to put off his religious views on other people. However,
since the death of Patricia Kimble, that Ronnie discussed religion
Ronnie Lee Kimble told a witness that his sister-in-law had been
shot in the head and her residence set on fire. Kimble told the
witness that whoever killed his sister-in-law was in the process of
stealing a tool chest which had been pulled from a bedroom inside
his sister-in-law's residence. Kimble explained
AA list of numbers
from her pager was given to us. The phone number from the pay
phone wasn't listed. Why I don't know. I did
page her with the number.
NOT what I said. See earlier notes.
CMom & Dad
do the same.
that he was at home at
the time of his sister-in-laws death and recalls having borrowed his
brother's truck on that same occasion. The witness stated Kimble may
have told the witness what time Kimble had returned his brother's
truck the day of the murder but can not recall. The witness stated
Kimble said that he was concerned investigators were trying to
implicate him in the murder of his sister-in-law but he had nothing
to do with the murder. The witness stated Kimble has never confided
in the witness regarding the murder of his sister-in-law. The
witness stated Kimble said he had purchased gas on the day of his
sister-in-law's death and may have put gas in a lawnmower located at
his sister-in-laws residence on this same occasion. The witness
stated Kimble further mentioned that the gun used in the murder of
his sister-in-law was found near the body. The witness recalls
asking Kimble if the gun was the same gun used to murder his
sister-in-law, and he stated he did not know because the
investigators had not confirmed that information to him. The witness
stated Kimble did tell the witness that his brother had obtained a
large life insurance policy on his wife and that the brother had
signed his wife's name to the policy. The witness stated Ronnie
Kimble told the witness that his sister-in-law was aware of the life
insurance policy. The witness stated Kimble also told the witness
that his brother had purchased insurance on his own life. The
witness further stated Kimble told the witness that his brother had
made some bad choices during his life by purchasing a motorcycle and
by dating other women shortly after his wife's death. The witness
stated Kimble explained he could account for his time and
whereabouts on the day of his sister-in-law's death which could be
Ronnie Lee Kimble told a witness that to make extra money he sells
blood plasma twice a week, and collects cans at work and sell them.
He stated he has also collected spent brass off of a military gun
range and has sold it off the military base.
The witness said that Ronnie Kimble is upset about a gas receipt for
gas he put in his brother's truck.
The witness said that Ronnie believes Det Church misconstrued or
misunderstood the receipt. Kimble
told the witness that some lady had identified him as being near
Ted's house at twenty minutes after six on the day of the murder,
Kimble told the witness that the lady wrong. The witness said that
Kimble told him the last time he was at Ted's house was at 4:00A the
afternoon the day of the murder.1
He told the witness that he dropped off Ted's truck and picked up
his Camaro. The witness said that
Ronnie Kimble has never admitted to or denied being involved in the
death of Patricia Kimble.
On November 2, 1995, in the presence of the witness, Theodore Mead
Kimble asked a 17 year old
female to go out on a date. On November 2, 1995, Theodore Mead
Kimble told investigators that he hadB been talking to a 17 year old
female about the fact that her boyfriend had died.
On Oct. 16, 1995 Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he wanted
to buy a new sports car. he said he wanted a high performance car
and wanted to take a test drive. He said he was going to pay cash
for a new car.C He said my wife died in a fire, she was murdered and
asked if the witness had read about it in the paper. Theodore Mead
Kimble stated that he would be coming into a lot of money and that
he would be paying cash. He said he would be trading in his wife's
old car that it had a lot of miles on it and that they had made
several trips to Florida in it and would just get what he could get
out of it and would pay the balance in cash. The witness saw the
defendant looking at new cars at the car show at the colisuem about
two weeks later.
On November 2, 1995, Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he had
bought some land across from
at Lyles at 4 pm.
written in the margin
Blakley is the 17 year old. I never asked her out. She
stopped by the house while we (mom and I) were there wroking.
Valley was crying and told me how shehad lost her boyfrined. I
told her I was sorry for her and could understand how she must feel.
(Her boyfriend died in a car wreck the week before). We only
spoke for a moment. She left and came by my office a week or
so latter. While she was visiting me at the office JD Church
came in. Church was very surprised to she her there.
Several weeks later I ran into Vally. She cursed me out and
walked off. I don't know what Church said to her but it was
ovious something had been said to her. In earlier police
reports I saw where Church had made a few comments about the
surprise of seeing Vally at my office.
NOT Oct 16, 1995. It might have been 96. And this
isn't what I said. It was Crown Pontiac. I
was on my motorcylce and had just left Rhonda having lunch. I
stopped by for a moment. Some jerk/salesman was falling all
over himself looking at my bike. I know it wasn't Oct 16, 1995
because I remember him making a big deal about me having nitrous
oxside on my bike which I had put on the bike a month or two after
buying it. I didn't want to test drive anything. I had
to get back to work. I only spoke a few minutes with the guy.
He pushed me to the manager. I stated I was at a loss, having
lost my wife. Her car only reminded me. I asked what was
the best price on a certain car. I just want and idea.
The salesman asked the manager and the manager turned and through
some numbers at me. I said, I appreciate it and left.
The salesman was trying to get me to take a test drive. I said
"not interested." He was so pushy. I just wanted to
the Food-Rite in
Climax and was going to build a garage with living quarters above it
and live in it while he built his new house.A He told the witness
that he was tired of people coming up to him and asking him
about Patricia and how he was doing since she died and that he
wanted the investigators to let him alone.
Theodore Mead Kimble showed the witness his motorcycle and asked the
witness to go out to a movie
with him. The witness stated she did want to go on a date with him
because his wife had just been killed and she knew of an incident
when Theodore Mead Kimble forced a young girt to get an abortion.
The girl was pregnant by his brother Ronnie, and she was threatened
with a gun to induce her to get an abortion.
After Ted and Patricia were married Theodore Mead Kimble told a
witness that he still loved Janet.B
Theodore Mead Kimble told a
witness that the witness would participate in the theft of building
supplies and would simultaneously show the witness a gun, implying
that he would use it if the witness did not
participate in the crimes. On two separate occassions Theodore Mead
Kimble told the same witness that if the witness went to the police
Theodore Mead Kimble would kill the witness or have him killed.C
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he had gone to Northern
Hydraulics and stole two large generators and that thereafter, the
generators were stolen from Kimble.D
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he always carried a gun,
that if the police, or anyone caught him he would not be afraid to
use it and he would not be taken in. Kimble stated that the law was
dumb and if they had anything on him he would already have been
arrested.E He said that he had reported some items taken,
specifically jewelry, which had not been taken and that was why the
law could not figure it out. He said that if Det Church did not quit
harassing him he was going to kill Church. He was angry at Church
because he had been going to his new girlfriends family and telling
them about the murder and they thought he was a killer.
When a witness asked Theadore Mead Kimble if he had been responsible
for the death of his wife, Kimble stated that "Yes, are you happy
now?". When asked how he was involved Kimble stated, "Ask me no
questions and I will tell you no lies."F Kimble then threatened the
witness by stating that he would kill the witness if the witness
gave this information to the police. Kimble added "you already know
I won't get caught." Later during that same conversation, Kimble
told the witness that the witness did not understand and went on to
tell the witness that Kimble's father had beaten him and his mother
when he was a child. When Kimble talked about the beating he began
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he was angry because he had
not collected from his wife's insurance. He stated he had forged his
wife's signature on the application, but that he had screwed up and
the insurance had not paid because she had not taken a physical. He
also said that he didn't get along with the Blakelys and that he did
not like them.G
Theodore Mead Kimble communicated to a witness that he knew Patrick
Pardee had given a statement and that if the witness gave a
different story than Patrick had told, the law would never get a
conviction. The witness was told that the witness's statement needed
to match Ted's so that Patrick's credibility would be destroyed.H
undreadable]. I said I [several words unreadable] down there.
Tim Parrish came by my office and told me about it. Tim bought
one of the lots and convinced me of what a good deal it was.
[I] put $500 down on one of the lots needless to say I lost my
deposit. Tim's secretary has a realtors licences and handled
the paper work. If you want copys you can reach her at Parrish
Paint Co. Mom and Dad know all about it. I spoke with
them before I did it. I said, It hurts emotionally when people
come up and ask me how I'm doing and about the case. I further
stated the detectives were harrassing me to death. The rest
said, he never got over Stephanie Young. Well after Patricia's
death once while talking to Patric about Chrissy, Vally and Janet
Blakley, I said Janet hurt me and I never got over it. I
always cared about her.
Patric -- of course it never happened. They were like little
hens running around town trying to find sites to rip off.
DPatric - I
told Patric how I believe Rob broke into my building while I was out
of town. Rob stole 2 stolen generators from me. Jeff
helped him load them. Jeff & Rob were out stealing.
Patric - I never said any of this. I did complain about what
detectives had said to Mr and Miss Stanfill.
think. I once gave him a lecture about his drinking. I
spoke about childhoold scares I had. Memories of my father
drinking. I pointed out what God had done in our lives.
I never cried. This whole statement is crap! The guy
beats his wife and child. I never said any of this. I'm
not to bright but I'm not in the haddit of confessing to things I
Rob - I never said it.
HRob - when
I was first arrested Rob wanted me to side with him against Patric.
I never said these things. Rob was saying these things.
We only spoke one time on the telephone [several words unreadable]
Rhonda nearly got [several words unreadable]. She don't want [2
lines unreadable] She can most likely verify Rob saying [several
unreadable words] B&E's.
On October 9, 1995,
prior to the murder of Patricia Gail Kimble, Theodore Mead Kimble
made a point of telling a witness where he would be all day, that he
was going out to Mrs. Winners for lunch, that he would then meet his
mother, and at 6:00 go to a second job.A
Theodore Mead Kimble told two witnesses, in the presence of one
another to remove identifying numbers from items that he had stolen,
to remove bar codes from lumber, to remove the ends of the lumber by
cutting them off and painting the ends, all to prevent the stolen
items from being identified.B
Theodore Mead Kimble told his father to write a witness checks for
stolen items, so that Lyle's would be covered, in the event of an
investigation. Ted Kimble then showed the witness the canceled
checks and told the witness that the checks could be used against
him if he ever thought about telling the police about Ted..C
In the course of a number of conversations, a witness asked Theodore
Mead Kimble if he killed his wife and Kimble replied no, I had an
alibi or there is no way I could have killed her. While discussing
the murder, Kimble did not show any emotion. He also volunteered
that his brother also had an alibi that Ronnie was watching TV with
his wife and her parents.
A witness advised Theodore Mead Kimble to go to the Guilford County
Sheriffs Department and take a polygraph so they would stop
investigating him. Kimble said he could not because he had already
taken a polygraph for his attorneys and he had failed it.D
A witness went to Theodore Mead Kimble and told about a dispute the
witness was having with a third person. Theodore Mead Kimble told
the witness to get rid of the person, that he could make a bomb
which would be placed in the person's driveway under a traffic cone,
or he could make a bomb for a mailbox. Kimble showed the witness
magazines describing how this could be done and bragged about making
a silencer for one of his guns.E
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he had gotten a job at
Precision fabrics to have an alibi. The witness then asked an alibi
for what and Kimble stated, for Patricia's death. The witness asked
if he had killed Patricia and he said "No, Ronnie did it." Ted told
the witness that Ronnie went to their house, shot Patricia in the
head and then poured gas on her body. Later, he threatened to get
rid of the witness if he told about the conversation.F
About 4 months after the death of Patricia Kimble, Theodore Mead
Kimble told a witness that he would like to have his gun back from
the Guilford County Sheriffs Department. The witness asked if that
was the gun that killed Patricia and Kimble said "Yes. I wish that I
had waited until the insurance on Patricia was in force" before he
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he would like to kill Det.
Church, because Church was standing between him and the insurance
money from Patricia's death.H
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he had purchased books on
making up a new identity because his lawyer had told him that he
would never live a normal life around here, so he needed to change
his ID. He said he got the books on making bombs because he was just
curious on how to make a bomb.I
AThis is a
joke. I have no idea on this one. I never planned to eat
at Ms. Winters nor did I leave work that day.
Rob - we were all doing it. I believe even James Ogburn. I
will not say James because I'm not sure. You might ask James if he
said this but I'm pretty sure it's Rob.
making this up. When Rob first started bringing me
lumber I told him it better not be stolen. I refussed
to pay him cash saying I didn't do business like that. The
ck's would protect me. I later became involved with him.
person spoke of this and it was Scott Loman. I only said my
lawyers told me not to. Scott is a retired detective from the
Greensboro PD. I don't know him and didn't discuss facts about the
case with him. I only stated how I was being harrased. I
never said this. Their guessing? (It might be one more
of Rob or Patric's lies.)
going nuts abut a Jamaican getting his sister pregnant. (Mom &
Dad and James would know this). Rob kept speaking of killing this
guy. I told Rob he needed to shut up if something happen to
the guy he'd go to jail. I never spoke of killing anyone.
No one knew about the silencer. James saw me making it
but didn't know what it was. I had sent James out to buy the
materials needed. No one knew I owned the 22 pistol.
Rob once wanted me to sale him a gun because of his criminal record
he wasn't able to get a permitt. I said, no way! Rob
feared for his life. He had set people p on a drug bust and
they had gotten word of it.
Patric Jokes Ha Ha - I never said any of this.
GPatric - I
said, If the gun wasn't used in her murder, I'd like
Rob - I never said any of these things.
IPatric - I
never said things like this. It sounds like their saying
everything their being told to say. I did say my lawyers said
my life would never be the same.
Theodore Mead Kimble
told Detective Church that he had forged his wife's name on the
$200,000 insurance policy, that she became upset and that he had
canceled the policy.A
Theodore Mead Kimble told Detective Church that he had spent the
money church had collected to help him get back on his feet for a
new motorcycle.B Theodore Mead Kimble also told Detective Church that
he had three guns in his house, at the time of the fire. Later, he
stated that in fact did not have three gunsC — in the house only one,
a .45 cal. Glock Pistol. He told Detective Church that Patricia had
been cursed out at work and was upset and crying. He denied
attempting to ask Valley Blakley out on a date.D He said that getting
additional insurance was a mutual agreementE between him and
Ronnie Lee Kimble told witnesses who were in custody with him that
his brother was selling stolen property out his business and that is
how the law connected him to the murder. That his brother had taken
a large life insurance policy on his wife. That Ronnie Lee Kimble
was home on leave the weekend that his sister in law was killed.
That he was seen in the area of his sister in laws home, but the
witness cannot identify him. That his lawyers have fixed it so that
the State must give his lawyers all the information about his case
in 45 days or he will be released.
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness to remove serial numbers and
other identifying information from lumber and other items for sale
at Lyles building supply. He also instructed the witness to cut 12
pieces of lumber into 8 and 4 foot pieces and then Theodore Mead
Kimble would paint the ends to remove any indication the lumber had
been cut down.F Kimble said he was painting the ends to prevent the
from identifying the lumber if they came around. Kimble would often
say, "You don't need to know where the lumber came from. It was here
when you got here this morning.
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that he had faked the breaking
and entry of his Camaro and removed the stereo from the car to
submit a false insurance claim on the theft of the stereo. He stated
that he put the stereo in a car that belongs to Scott Shepard.G
After October 9, 1995, Ronnie Lee Kimble told a witness that he
could not go into god's service because he had a "haunted past." The
witness stated the Kimble probably had not done anything that a lot
of people had not done and been forgiven for. Ronnie Lee Kimble
stated "I wouldn't be so sure of that." By the way Ronnie Lee Kimble
talked and acted, the witness concluded that he had killed Patricia
Ronnie Lee Kimble told a witness that he and Ted had staged an
automobile accident to obtain money from an insurance fraud. That
Ronnie Lee Kimble had allowed Ted to break his nose to obtain
monetary compensation for the injury.H
Following his marriage to Patricia Kimble, Theodore Mead Kimble told
a witness that he had married his best friend, but he still loved
Prior to his marriage to Patricia Kimble, Theodore Mead Kimble told
a witness that his employer, Gary Lyle would not sell Kimble the
building supply business until he was married and stable.J
Church told everyone.
understood the question [4 unreadable words]
never asked if I asker her out. Besides I didn't.
I'm nearly 10 years older than her.
Obgurn - He knew what was up. But didn't know; if ya know
Patric - I once said, I believe Scott broke into my car. If I
didn't know any better the detectives are writing these statements.
I suppose Rob & Patric just signed their names. I really don't
believe I even spoke of this to Patric.
joke -- never happened. Ronnie and I did wreck one time. It
was Ronnie's fault. Insurance wasn't involved I
believe. The nose job is a nice touch (HA). I felt like
it a time or two. (HA) I love that kid!
again Patric. I never said the part about Janet. I told
a lot of people I married my best friend. I loved Patricia.
likely Patric - I did know in my heart that Gary wanted me to settle
down, but Gary never said it. I married Patricia because I
loved her and NO other reason. She was my best friend.
By what I can tell my only friend. I never said anything about
having to settle down to get Lyles. I never owned Lyles
Building Mtls. Lyles owned me.
*The lies in these
statements are so big I can't hardly tell who said it. Everyone of
the statements are completely the opposite to what was said.
Prior to her death, a
witness attempted to confront Patricia Kimble and tell her that the
witness suspected Theodore Mead Kimble was going to harm her, but
Patricia Kimble would not listen and restated that the defendant was
a good and kind person.A
Theodore Mead Kimble confronted a witness and asked her if she was
pregnant by Ronnie Lee Kimble. When the witness confirmed this,
Theodore Mead Kimble made her take a pregnancy test in his presence.B
He then told her that she could have the baby because she and Ronnie
were not married. Theodore Mead Kimble insisted that she have an
abortion and she decided to have an abortion based upon the pressure
put on her by Theodore Mead Kimble. The witness confirmed that part
of the pressure consisted of pointing a gun at her.
Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness Kimble that if the police ever
came to talk with the witness, then the witness must tell the police
that Ted and Patricia loved each other very much. The witness stated
Kimble also told the witness to tell the police that Kimble did not
kill his wife. During a subsequent visit from Kimble, he requested
the witness to provide him with the witness's social security
number, he never did explain why he needed the witness's social
Statement of a witness:
The witness was interviewed in February of 1997, at the law office
of the witness's attorneys by H. G. Pendergrass and Guilford County
Sheriffs Department Detective J. D. Church and Detective Sergeant D.
L DeBerry. At the request of the witness, also present during the
interview were attorneys for the witness.1
The witness was recently approached by Ronnie Lee Kimble, white
male, date of birth January 17, 1972, at the witness's residence and
during conversation confessed to the witness that he (Kimble) shot
and killed his sister-in-law, victim Patricia Gale Kimble. The
witness was interviewed for this purpose.
The witness was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed at
the USMC base located at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. While at the
Camp Lejeune Marine Corps the witness recalls meeting Ronnie Kimble.
During that time, the witness stated Kimble's duties included the
delivery of requested supplies to each chaplain's office. The
witness recalls Kimble telling the witness about the death of
Kimble's sister-in-law. The witness was told by Kimble that the
police suspected Kimble and his brother of the murder. The witness
stated Kimble went on to say that the police wanted to arrest
someone for the murder and did not care who they arrested.
Recently the witness received a call from Kimble. During the ensuing
conversation, the witness stated Kimble expressed interest in
visiting the witness.
Kimble, along with his wife, Kimberly, appeared unexpectedly at the
witness's residence. The witness stated he subsequently invited
Kimble and his wife to stay overnight. During this visit, the
witness stated, he was approached during the evening. The witness
stated he suggested they go to a separate area of the house and
talk. Once there, the witness stated Kimble admitted and confessed
to the murder of Kimble's sister-in-law. The witness stated Kimble
said that he was the was the only person Kimble had told about the
murder and Kimble began crying. The witness stated Kimble said that
Rodney Woodberry. I don't believe it.
Hedgecock is the exgirlfriend but this never happened.
to be an ex employee. It's the only reason I might ask for a
SS. I remember having having to get an ex employee's SS number
for my accountant. I believe it might be Matt Cote.
My dad hired the kid. He had a drug problem. Ask my dad
about him. Matt left on hard feelings. He and I didn't
get along. He wasn't the first I pointed to the door.
Maybe Steve? Employee who worked 10/9/95. I had to run
him down to get his SS# for my accountant. It's most likely
Steve when I really think about it. Steve is very LD.
Not all there. I never said any of these things as I don't
know who it is.
in the margins.
had in fact shot his
(Kimble's) sister-in-law and that Kimble did not know where the gun
was.A The witness stated he was told by Kimble that Kimble had
committed the murder purely for "greed." The witness stated Kimble
went on to say that Kimble had been approached by Ronnie Kimble's
brother who offered Ronnie money to commit the murder.
During this same conversation, the witness stated Ronnie Kimble
explained that he was struggling with himself over use of the money.
At this point, the witness stated Ronnie Kimble then offered the
witness the money Kimble was to receive from his brother further
suggesting the witness accept the money which Kimble suggested
"could better be used for God's work." The witness stated he
immediately refused Kimble's offer further telling Kimble that the
witness considered the money to be "blood money" and strongly
encouraged Kimble turn himself into the authorities. The witness
stated he could not turn himself into the authorities in fear of
"getting the chair." the witness stated Kimble would not agree to
turn himself into the authorities with Kimble further explaining he
would "kill himself first." Following this, the witness stated
Kimble then asked the witness if it was a sin kill himself. The
witness stated he attempted to reassure Kimble that Kimble would not
go to hell if Kimble committed suicide. The witness stated he
suggested that Kimble not have such thoughts. After confessing to
the murder, the witness stated Kimble asked the witness, "Do you
think any less of me now?" The witness stated Kimble further told
the witness that Kimble believed it was her (Patricia Kimble's) time
to go," whether Kimble "had done it or not." Based on what Kimble
had just admitted doing, the witness suggested Ronnie Kimble should
leave the witness's residence. After some further thought and not to
upset Kimble, the witness stated, he then agreed to allow Kimble and
his wife to remain overnight before leaving the following day.
Following his conversation with Kimble, the witness stated, he was
so concerned about what he had been told by Ronnie Kimble earlier,
that the witness decided to speak with another witness,1 for guidance
and to ascertain what the witness should do. The witness stated
another witness suggested that the witness speak with attorneys "A"
and "B". As suggested, the witness stated on January 25, 1997; he
met with the above named attorneys to determine what the witness's
legal responsibility was regarding what Ronnie Kimble had told the
witness. The witness stated he was told by attorneys "A" and "B"
that they would investigate the matter and contact the witness at a
2Concerned about Kimble's thoughts of committing suicide, the
witness, met with Kimble.3 On this occasion, the witness stated he
again suggested Kimble should not think of taking his own life but
instead, suggested that Ronnie Kimble turn himself into authorities.
During this same conversation, the witness stated, he did tell
Kimble that the witness had talked with an attorney regarding any
legal problems that the witness may now be facing based on Kimble's
confessing to the witness. Kimble then said what he had confessed to
the witness earlier "must have been a dream, because I (Kimble)
don't remember doing it now." The witness responded by saying, "If
you (Kimble) get the money from your brother, then you'll know it
wasn't a dream." Following this, the witness stated, he suggested to
Ronnie Kimble that if Kimble needed to talk with the witness further
then Kimble contact the witness. Kimble stated he was afraid the
police had his telephone "bugged" and would not call from his home
BTheodore Mead Kimble told a witness, prior to the death of Patricia
Kimble, that he wished he had never gotten married. Theodore Mead
Kimble then advised the witness that the witness should never get
married, that if you split up they will get half of everything.
Kimble stated that he wished Patricia was
was confessing, why would he lie about this? I'm not going
into this again. This guy is lying his head off.
If someone confesses
they know the details and tell it all. Ron would know.
One thing I've noticed is none of these statements describe the
crime scene. None of them are saying Ronnie said, these room I
turned up side down and this one I didn't. Everything is basic
and generic, no details. Anyone could say these things.
written in the margin
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Woodberry - I read his statements in the beginning. I never
said these things.
dead. On a separate
occasion Theodore Mead Kimble commented that he wished he had a hit
man and asked if the witness would like to make a lot of money.
Later, Kimble acted as if it was a joke and laughed it off.
After the death of Patricia Kimble, Theodore Mead Kimble referred to
Patricia Kimble by stating the at least she was out of her misery.
AAfter the death of Patricia Kimble, Theodore Mead Kimble sought out
the witness on the pretense of allowing the witness to drive his new
motorcycle and denied the comments that he wished he had a hit man
and asking the witness if he would like to make a lot of money.
BOn the date of his arrest, Theodore Mead Kimble told a witness that
he had been arrested for killing his wife and that the law was going
to arrest his brother. That after they arrested his brother they
would find out who killed his wife.
After Ronnie Lee Kimble was moved to cell block C 1 he was
discussing the bible with the witness and asked the witness if he
ever had problems sleeping because of the crimes the witness had
committed. The witness responded and Ronnie Lee Kimble stated that
he was having problems sleeping because of what he had done. He
stated "it's getting to me, I didn't want to do it, my brother
talked me into doing it." Ronnie Lee Kimble said that his brother
was about to get out of jail. That his brother's charges were going
to be dropped.C
Woodberry - never happened. He doesn't have a drivers license
nor does he know how to drive a motorcycle. I only saw Rodney
one time after Patricia's death. He came by and wanted money
out of me.
when I was arrested, I asked why. The officer say why do you
think? I said since the department has harrassed me for the
past year and a half about the death of my wife. I'll guess
the death of my wife. He said, I don't know, the warrant is
down town, I'm suppose to pick you up. I never said another
word. I knew anything I said would be used against me.
I never said a word about Ronnie, my brother or other wise.
How can I win when they all plainly lie? Only after getting
into the interrogation room did detective DeBerry tell me Detective
Church was with Ronnie. Ronnie had been arrested and was being
brought back to Greensboro.