Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kimberly Fry's ex-husband is accusing his wife in the wrongful death of their daughter.
The saga of Kimberly Fry returns to the courtroom following a wrongful death suit, filed by her ex-husband, according to The Providence Journal. Fry was convicted in fall 2011 of second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter, Camden. In August 2009, Fry strangled the girl to death after the girl threw a tantrum over taking a bath. Fry's ex-husband, Timothy, who filed for divorce after the murder, is filing a wrongful death suit against his ex-wife. Also named in the suit are Rhode Island Hospital and the family's therapist, Wendy Phillips, saying they should have realized Fry was suffering from depression and posed a risk to herself and others leading up to her daughter's death. Fry is serving 20 years in prison for the …
Monday, April 23, 2012
The sentencing for convicted murderer Kimberly Fry has been postponed until May 22.
Sentencing from Kimberly Fry, the North Kingstown mother convicted of murdering her 8-year-old daughter, has been postponed again to May 22 at the request of her attorney, according to the Providence Journal. Fry was to be sentenced on April 30 after several delays, including an outburst in Superior Court and multiple changes to her legal representation. Superior Court Judge Wiliiam E. Carnes Jr. granted Fry's current lawyer, Judith Crowell, an extension on her sentencing date. In October 2011, 38-year-old Fry was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her daughter Camden after the girl refused to take a bath back in August 2009.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Kimberly Fry's sentencing is scheduled for April 30.
On April 30, Kimberly Fry is expected to finally face sentencing – more than six months after the jury found the North Kingstown mother to be guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter. Fry, 38, strangled her daughter, Camden, in August 2009 at their home on Ricci Lane after the young girl threw a tantrum over not wanting to take a bath. Fry then took a cocktail of prescription drugs in a failed attempt to commit suicide. Timothy Fry found his daughter dead in her bed the next morning, tucked under the covers with a stuffed elephant placed in her arms. He called 911, the recording of which Regine played for the court while Tim Fry sobbed on the stand. The penalty for second-degree murder ranges from 10 years to …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sentencing for Kimberly Fry, convicted of murder, has been postponed until late April.
Sentencing for convicted murderer Kimberly Fry has been pushed back once again, according to the Providence Journal. Judge William Carnes, who presided over Fry's murder trial last fall, agreed to postpone her sentencing from March 23 to April 30. The five-week postponement gives Judith Crowell, who was appointed by Carnes last month after Fry dismissed her then-attorney Joseph Salvadore, more time to prepare. Fry fired Salvadore during an emotional hearing last month in which she declared, "I am not a murderess." Fry appointed Salvadore after dismissing public defenders Sarah Wright and John Lavoy, who represented her last fall when Fry was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her daughter, in January. Fry strangled 8-year-…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Judge William Carnes appointed a new attorney for convicted murderer Kimberly Fry.
Convicted murderer Kimberly Fry has a new lawyer following an appointment from Superior Court Judge William Carnes, according to the Providence Journal. On Monday, Carnes appointed Judith Crowell to represent Fry. Crowell is the third attorney to represent Fry in less than a month. Fry dismissed attorney Joseph Salvadore during last week's hearing, during which Fry proclaimed that her conviction was a "horrible injustice." That hearing was halted and postponed during Fry's outburst and declaration that she was "not a murderess." In mid January, Fry dumped public defenders Sarah Wright and John Lavoy who represented her in the weeks-long murder trial last fall. According to Fry, she was unaware of her lawyers' intent to pursue the "…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Superior Court Judge William Carnes has ordered Kimberly Fry's lawyer to stop releasing confidential presentencing information. Last year, Fry was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Kimberly Fry, convicted of murdering her daughter, has replaced her lawyers.
Kimberly Fry, convicted of murdering her 8-year-old daughter, 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 Fry accidentally suffocated her daughter 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 …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Judge Williams Carnes Jr. will consider a motion for a new trial for convicted murderer Kimberly Fry.
A month after her conviction of second degree murder in the death of her 8-year-old daughter, Kimberly Fry returned to the courtroom Thursday seeking a new trial. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine and the state's attorney requested more time to review new exhibits submitted by Fry's attorney, Sarah Wright. Wright argued that jury instructions in the original trial should have included the possibility that Fry acted with "diminished capacity," which could lead to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Wright pointed to evidence and testimony presented in the original trial – including Fry's medication usage, sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression – to support that Fry had acted with diminished capacity. Wright also claimed that Fry …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Kimberly Fry faces the possibility of life in prison after the second-degree murder conviction.
Kimberly Fry was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday, found guilty of strangling her 8-year-old daughter, Camden, in August 2009. She now faces the possibility of life in prison. Fry had no visible reaction as the verdict was read, in sharp contrast to her emotional demeanor throughout the three-week-long trial. She looked straight ahead as the jury of six men and six women was polled, and exited quietly with defense attorneys Sarah Wright and John Lavoy soon after. Prosecutor Stephen Regine said he respects the jury's verdict and feels that "justice was done for Camden." Wright and Lavoy declined comment when approached by reporters in the Washington County Courthouse parking lot; all 12 jurors likewise declined to speak to …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A jury of six men and six women began deliberations after closing arguments concluded Wednesday afternoon.
If Camden Fry's death was a "tragic accident," why didn't Kimberly Fry call for help after her daughter became unresponsive? Why did she later say she expected to go to jail? Why did she continue to maintain pressure on the 8-year-old girl's chest, neck and/or mouth for more than four minutes after she passed out? Prosecutor Stephen Regine asked the jury to consider those questions as he delivered his closing argument Wednesday afternoon, particularly emphasizing the passage of time between Camden's loss of consciousness and death. Pathologists for both the prosecution and defense testified that continuous pressure must have been applied for four to six minutes after loss of consciousness for death to occur. "What matters in this case is …