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Convicted Murderer Kimberly Fry Replaces Lawyers

Kimberly Fry, convicted of murdering her daughter, has replaced her lawyers.

Kimberly Fry, , has replaced the lawyers who represented her in last year's trial, says the Providence Journal.

According to the Journal, Fry wrote a letter to the court explaining that Joseph Salvadore would replace public defenders Sarah Wright and John Lavoy. In her letter, Fry stated she was unaware of her lawyers' intent to pursue the "accidental theory" during trial, in which they argued that while trying to perform a restraint technique on the girl. According to testimony, 8-year-old Camden was in the throes of a temper tantrum after refusing to take a bath.

Fry went on to say that her lawyers should have pursued a defense of diminished capacity which could have garnered a lesser charge of manslaughter. According to , Fry's medication usage, sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression supported that Fry acted with diminished capacity and was "paralyzed" by her "evil impulses."

In her letter, Fry wrote, "that trial was NEVER supposed to be about something wrong with my beautiful little girl, but rather about something going very wrong with me." Fry also stated that her conviction "was not the fault of this court but rather the result of deeply flawed, inadequate and ineffectual legal representation."

Fry was convicted of second-degree murder on Oct. 6, 2011 following a three-week-long trial and faces the possibility of life in prison. Fry strangled her daughter Camden in their home on Ricci Lane in North Kingstown in August 2009. 

Fry's sentencing has been scheduled for Feb. 17 in Providence County Superior Court.

NKGOP Watch January 19, 2012 at 02:20 AM
They should burn this nut at the stake I'm sick of even seeing her evil face. Toss that key already.
Lesley Anne Kinney January 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Semantics. She. Killed. Her. Daughter. Any parent who kills their child needs to be put away forever. I have an ADHD child and have never heard of this "restraining method"
Dave January 25, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Have to disagree. Some parents who kill children should be put away forever, some shouldn't. It depends upon the circumstances, just like every other murder. If the person did it intentionally, in cold blood, was mentally competent or not, is a risk to kill again, are all factors that come into play. In our system we don't punish everyone the same...this is a woman who is obviously mentally ill. Not saying don't punish her, just take everything into account.
MeanE January 25, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I believe that anyone who kills is mentally ill! She need not be in the public any longer. If you would like for her to be in a hospital the rest of her life, so be it. But she should not be Free!
rendy February 03, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I believe that justice should be served and she needs to spend the rest of her sorry life in jail she doesnt belong in a mental facility even if she is mentally ill that would be too easy. I work in a mental hospital and u get treated lik kings and queens and I don't believe that someone that could do something so cold blooded should be treated lik the queen of England she deserves the death penalty but unfortunately in our state of Rhode island we don't have that option

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