ABC6 Exclusive: Inside the Mind of Kimberly Fry, Part 2
In these transcripts of phone calls between Kimberly Fry and her mom, we heard about what Fry had to say about her trial and conviction. Now, the woman who killed her eight-year old daughter gets personal. The voice you will hear is not Kimberly Fry, but it is exactly what the transcripts say.
It is not often we get a glimpse into the mind of a murderer, but transcripts of phone conversations between Kimberly Fry and her mother, obtained exclusively by ABC6 news, tell us more about the housewife who killed her eight-year old daughter because the child did not want to take a bath. The calls took place between October 2, 2011 and January 12, 2012. Many of their conversations were about Fry's trial and conviction. Others were about things all mothers and daughters talk about, for instance, clothes. To be specific, that brown outfit, given to Fry by her mother, that she wears every time she goes to court.
Mother: What you have is comfortable, isn't it?
Fry: It's very comfortable. Yup. And I get to wash the skirt every night so I can wear the same skirt every day. You know, and I don't mix it with the other one 'cause the other one…
Mother: Oh, wow, and it washes well?
Fry: It washes really well. Yeah, it washes really well.
Mother: Oh, good.
Fry: I loved it when I looked at it. I said, “Ooh, that's a nice skirt.” It's soft, it's really comfortable. I wear it, you know, I… I, it's fine. You know, I wear it. It works out well. I wish I had more than one knit sweater…
Mother: If I…
Fry: …'cause I wear the same brown thing…
Fry” …over every day and, you know, it's fine.
Fry: It's fine, whatever. It's no big deal.
Mother: You know, and I was gonna get two but I didn't know what other color to get.
Fry: Yeah, it's fine. No worries. You know, in the end, I don't think that matters; they know I'm at the ACI.
The ACI is where Fry has been since August of 2009. She was arrested just days after she murdered her daughter. Fry says she has become acclimated to prison, calling life behind the barbed wire and walls, “a very easy life.”
Fry: I'm here. I'll be doin' the same thing every day for the next 20 years. Get up, have some breakfast, have a cup of tea, read for a little while, go work out in the gym… I mean, in the uh, yard. Go outside, get some fresh air. You know, um…
Mother: Mm hmm.
Fry: …maybe take a nap, maybe read some more. There's not really much to do. Um, and then, you know, at four o'clock, I go to work and make my three dollars a day and get out of work at eight-thirty, come back, take a shower, go to bed, read…
Even though she hasn't been sentenced yet, Fry talks about when she gets out.
Fry: I think, uh, parole after 20 years. So, I'll be 58 when I get out.
Mother: Oh, my goodness.
Fry: So, um, 20 years. So, if you and Dad kick the bucket in 20 years, leave me your house, 'cause I'm gonna be poor.
Fry: Aw, I'm just playin' around.
But Kimberly Fry does think about it enough to make some solid plans. She even asks her mother to open a safe deposit box to store the money she plans on getting in her divorce.
Mother: I could probably do it at St. Anne's Credit Union 'cause I know people.
Fry: Well, but I'm not gonna get to Westport and do anything. I want Citizen's because they're right here. You know, because when I walk out this door some day, I can literally walk right in to the Citizen's branch, go into my safety deposit box, and grab all of my money.
Fry also talks about her daughter, eight-year old Camden.
Fry: I just wanted everything for her, you know? I just…
Mother: I'm the same way. I was the same way with both of you. I always wanted the best for you kids.
Fry: You know, you just want the best for your kids, you know? And it, it's just, and that's why this is just so tragic and horrible. Like, it's just, you know, it's like, how does something like this happen? I should not have been so prideful and I should've got help; but I didn't. You know, and I'll forever kick myself in the butt for that, but, you know, it is what it is; I cannot change it. I've made my own bad choices and I will live with it, you know?
Mother: I know, babe.
Fry: God knows my heart and he knows what happened.
Mother: If that makes it any easier.
Fry: I know.
Mother: You know?
Fry: God knows my heart though, Mom, he knows what happened in the– You know, it doesn't matter what people think, and in the end, all I have to do is get back to her. And so, I have to just continue to try to live a life that gets me back to her.
Kimberly Fry will be sentenced on March 23rd. She has a new attorney who hasn't made the final decision on whether or not they will move forward and seek a new trial.