Fry Found Guilty of Second Degree Murder
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) – A Rhode Island mother has been convicted of strangling her 8-year-old daughter in 2009 after the girl refused to take a bath and threw a two-hour tantrum.
Thirty-eight-year-old Kimberly Fry was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder. She faces up to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
A judge ruled that the jury could consider second-degree murder or manslaughter charges. Jurors deliberated over two days before reaching their decision.
Fry's lawyer called Camden's death “a tragic accident” and said the girl had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
But prosecutors said Fry followed Camden into her bedroom and strangled her, then tucked her lifeless body into bed with her favorite stuffed animal. Camden's father found the girl dead in her bed the next morning.