Ted Kimble's handwritten notes included as footnotes.
STATEMENT OF RODNEY LARMART WOODBERRY
DATE: 07JUNE96 1540 HRS.
I DON'T KNOW IF TED IS
INVOLVED IN PATRICIAS DEATH OR NOT, BUT I HAVE HEARD HIM SAY THINGS
IN THE PAST WHEN I WAS WORKING WITH HIM THAT WOULD MAKE A PERSON
THINK HE WANTED OUT OF THE MARRIAGE. TED SAIDC THINGS LIKE, I WISH I
HAD NEVER GOT MARRIED, I SAW TED PUT HIS FACE IN HIS HANDS ONE TIME
AND SAY, I WISH I HAD NEVER GOT MARRIED. I ALSO HEARD HIM SAY OTHER
THINGS LIKE, RODNEY, DON'T EVER GET MARRIED BECAUSE IF YOU SPLIT UP
THEY WILL GET HALF OF EVERYTHING. TED EVEN TOLD ME THAT HE WISHED
PATRICIA WAS DEAD. AND LAST SUMMER I HEARD TED SAY THAT HE WISHED HE
HAD A HIT MAN AND THE SAME DAY HE ASKED ME IF I WOULDN'T LIKE TO
HAVE A BUNCH OF MONEY AND SORT OF LAUGHED IT OFF. I DIDN'T ANSWER
HIM AND I REMEMBER THINKING WHAT A STRANGE THING FOR HIM TO SAY.
MY GIRLFRIEND BEVERLY
JEFFERS AND I WENT BY LYLES BUILDING MATERIAL IN JANUARY TO SEE TED
AND SEE HOW HE WAS DOING. I ASKED TED HOW HE WAS GETTING ALONG AND
HOW THINGS WERE GOING SINCE PATRICIA DIED.
AI bought a new pair of shoes, Patricia had plan to buy them for me for my birthday. This was 94'. It wasn't a big deal.
BRodney's been all over my house.
CI never said these things. I loved being married.
TED TOLD ME THAT EVERYTHING WAS OK AND THAT THE DETECTIVES WERE TRYING TO SAY THAT HE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH PATRICIAS MURDER. TED ALSO TOLD ME THEN THAT AT LEAST PATRICIA WAS OUT OF HER MISERY.A
TED CAME BY MY MOTHER
HOUSE IN GREENSBORO AFTER PATRICIAS MURDER AND WANTED TO KNOW WHERE
I WAS AND WAS ON A NEW MOTORCYCLE AND TOLD MY MOTHER THAT HE WANTED
TO SHOW ME THE MOTORCYCLE AND WANTED ME TO TAKE IT FOR A RIDE AND
SEE HOW I LIKED IT. I DON'T KNOW WHY TED WOULD THINK I WOULD WANT TO
RIDE HIS MOTORCYCLE BECAUSEC I DON'T KNOW HOW TO RIDE ONE AND I DON'T
EVEN HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE AND TED KNOWS THAT. MY MOTHER ALSO
THOUGHT IT WAS STRANGE THAT TED WOULD SHOW UP LOOKING FOR ME SO SOON
AFTER PATRICIAS DEATH ON A NEW MOTORCYCLE AND SHE ALSO SAID THAT HE
DIDN'T SEEN TO HER LIKE A PERSON WHO'S WIFE HAD JUST BEEN MURDERED.
I CALLED TED AT HIS
BUSINESS AFTER I TALKED TO YOU AND AGENT PENDERGRASS AND HE DENIED
TELLING ME AND SAYING TO ME THE THINGS THAT I HAVE TOLD YOU ABOUT
THE HIT MAN AND WISHING PATRICIA WAS DEAD, BUT I KNOW TED TOLD ME
THESE THINGS AND I WILL TESTIFY IN ANY COURT OF LAWD THAT HE TOLD ME
THESE THINGS. TED ALSO DENIED ASKING ME IF I WOULDN'T LIKE TO HAVE A
BUNCH OF MONEY, BUT HE DID ASK ME THAT.
WHEN I WAS TALKING TO
TED IN JANUARY AND I FIRST WALKED UP TO HIM HE PUT HIS HANDS ON ME
AND FELT OF ME AND ASKED IF I WAS WIRED. I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY
I AM WILLING TO COOPERATE WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THE STATE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN ANY WAY THEY ASK. CONCERNING THE MURDER OF PATRICIA KIMBLE.
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AI never said it. I thault he was working with them.
BThis is a lie also. He hasn't worked scence Aug 95'. Rodney only came by 1 time -- and I believed it to be a setup.
CI never said this, I went by trying to locate Rodney for my lawyer. I didn't say more than 10 words.
DI never said these things. Rodney also signed a statement for us.
ESure did. If I'm checking him for a wire why would I turn around and say "she's out of her misery." I never said this stuff.
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