Superior Court Judge William E. Carnes Jr. has ordered a lawyer to pay $1,000 to the courts for releasing to the media a confidential report regarding Kimberly Fry, the North Kingstown mother convicted of killing her daughter in 2011.
Carnes ordered Joseph C. Salvadore to pay $1,000 to the pretrial services unit in District Court by Oct. 5 for disclosing Kimberly Fry's pre-sentence report to the media, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday.
Salvadore admitted being in contempt in court and apologized at hearing last week, according to courts spokesman Craig N. Berke. The court accepted the apology of Salvadore, 56, of Lincoln.
Fry hired Salvadore in January 2012, after a jury convicted her of second-degree murder for strangling her daughter, Camden, in August 2009. Fry was sentenced to 40 years in prison, with 20 to serve.
She fired Salvadore in February 2012, after he released the pretrial report.