Letter: Danielle Carman (Assistant
Appellate Defender) to Ted Kimble
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
123 WEST MAIN STREET
DURHAM, NC 27701
March 10, 2000
1300 Western Blvd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27606
Re: State v.
Theodore Mead Kimble
Thank you for your letter dated March 5th. I know that this decision
has been very difficult for you and your family. However, I truly
believe that you have made the best possible decision under the
I will file your brief on March 24, 2000 and will argue that you are
entitled to a new sentencing hearing in all cases in which you
received greater-than-presumptive terms – namely, the murder, arson,
and 6 of the 8 solicitation cases. I cannot argue that your Alford
pleas should be set aside as involuntary because that would vacate
the entire plea agreement and you would be back to square one.
However, I am planning to argue that there was no factual basis to
support your Alford pleas to the solicitation offenses; that should
not affect the entire plea agreement because you fulfilled your end
of the deal.
Please feel free to write if you have any questions or concerns. I
will send you and your parents a copy of the brief once it is
complete. In the meantime, I hope you are doing as well as possible.
Danielle M. Carman
Assistant Appellate Defender
cc: Rev. Ronnie and Edna Kimble
6318 Liberty Rd.
Julian, North Carolina 27283