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Corrected or Additional Statements of the Defendants


Ted Kimble's handwritten footnotes and underlining are in red.

 

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF GUILFORD

 

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION

 

97CRS39580;81

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

v.

THEODORE MEAD KIMBLE,

RONNIE LEE KIMBLE,

Defendants

 

CORRECTED OR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS OF THE DEFENDANTS

 

The following is a complete disclosure of the statements of the defendants to date. Further information will be provided as the statements become available.


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 That 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 less.


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
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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.

BThis is NOT what I said.  See earlier notes.

CMom & Dad do the same.

 


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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 corroborated.


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 4:00
A 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 had
B 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
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ARonnie was at Lyles at 4 pm.

1the word "DJudisick" written in the margin

BValley 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.

CIt was 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

 


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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 to cry.


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.
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A[two words 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 never happened.

BPatric 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.

CRob or 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.

ERob or Patric - I never said any of this.  I did complain about what detectives had said to Mr and Miss Stanfill.

FRob I 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 didn't do.

GPatric or 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.


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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 did it.
G


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.
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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.

BPatric and 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.

CRob is 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.

DOnly one 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.)

ERob was 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.

FRob or 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 it back.

HPatric or 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.


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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 Patricia.


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 police 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 Kimble.


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 Janet Blakley.
I


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.
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ADid not say that.

BThe lie Church told everyone.

CI miss understood the question [4 unreadable words]

DChurch never asked if I asker her out.  Besides I didn't.  I'm nearly 10 years older than her.

ENever said it.

FJames Obgurn - He knew what was up.  But didn't know; if ya know

GMaybe 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.

HAnother 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!

IMaybe once again Patric.  I never said the part about Janet.  I told a lot of people I married my best friend.  I loved Patricia.

JMost 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.


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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 security number.
C
 

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 he (Kimble)
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AMaybe Rodney Woodberry. I don't believe it.

BJoy Hedgecock is the exgirlfriend but this never happened.

CThis has 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.

1Mitch Whidden written in the margins.


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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 later time.


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 telephone.


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
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AIf Ronnie 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.

1Falwell written in the margin

2Mitch written in the margin

3at LeJeune written in the margin

BRodney Woodberry - I read his statements in the beginning.  I never said these things.


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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.
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ARonnie 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.

B4-1-97 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.

CHa-Ha


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