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Statement, Rodney Larmart Woodberry


Ted Kimble's handwritten notes included as footnotes.

 

STATEMENT OF RODNEY LARMART WOODBERRY

DATE: 07JUNE96 1540 HRS.


I WORKED FOR TED KIMBLE, UP UNTIL THE LAST PART OF AUGUST 1995. DURING THAT TIME I SAW PATRICIA KIMBLE, MANY TIMES. TED AND PATRICIA KIMBLE APPEARED TO BE A VERY HAPPY COUPLE. THEY WERE ACTIVE IN THEIR CHURCH AND SEEMED TO BE A NORMAL MARRIED COUPLE. I NEVER DID SEE TED AND PATRICIA ARGUE, BUT THERE WAS ONE TIME THAT TED HAD BOUGHT A PAIR TENNIS SHOES FOR $25.00 OR SPENT $25.00 TOO MUCH AND PATRICIA GOT
A UPSET ABOUT IT BECAUSE SHE SAID TED DIDN'T CHECK WITH HER FIRST. TED WAS VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS AND MADE THE COMMENT TO ME, "RODNEY, I WISH I HAD NEVER GOT MARRIED."


I HAVE BEEN TO TED AND PATRICIAS HOUSE ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND ON ONE OCCASION TED GAVE ME A KEY TO HIS HOUSE WHEN ROBERT TIDWELL ANOTHER EMPLOYEE AND I WENT DOWN AND WORKED ON TEDS OUTBUILDING ON A SATURDAY WHILE TED AND PATRICIA WERE OUT OF TOWN. TED GAVE US THE KEY SO WE COULD USE THE BATHROOM BUT NEITHER ROBERT OR MYSELF WENT IN TEDS HOUSE THAT DAY.


I HAVE BEEN IN TEDS HOUSE WHEN I WAS THERE HELPING HIM. ONCE I WAS THERE WORKING THERE AND ATE LUNCH IN THEIR HOUSE. I WENT IN THE BATHROOM IN THE HALLWAY AND WASHED MY HANDS.
B PATRICIA FIXED US HAMBURGERS FOR LUNCH THAT TIME.
 

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.
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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


I WENT BY JUST AFTER PATRICIAS MURDER AND HELPED AT THE BUSINESS ONE DAY AND TALKED TO TED
B AND I SAW HIM IN JANUARY AND THATS ALL I HAVE SEEN OF TED SINCE PATRICIAS MURDER.
 

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 STRANGE.E
 

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.

 

SIGNED,/signature/

 

DATE, 6-7-96

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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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