NORTH KINGSTOWN—Timothy Fry, ex-husband to convicted murderer Kimberly Fry, will be able to continue his civil suit against Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) and his family’s former therapist Wendy Phillips after submitting court-ordered questions to the defendants.
Per Superior Court Judge Louis Matos’ July 31 order, Fry had until Sept. 14 to submit his answers regarding his suit, in which he claims that Phillips and RIH were negligent in their duties prior to his wife’s killing of their daughter, Camden Alexis Fry, in 2009.
According to Craig Berke, spokesperson for the Rhode Island Judiciary, Fry had not submitted the court-ordered answers during his suit’s discovery phase as of Tuesday, which would result in the case’s dismissal if he did not respond by Sept. 14.
“In a civil case, [defendants] can prepare a list of questions to be submitted for [a plaintiff] to answer. It is very common, and the questions are about their background, employment, and their role in things that happened in connection with the case, and they are obligated to answer those questions.”
“He delayed responding to the point that the attorneys for the defendants said ‘Look, he is not answering our questions’,” he continued.
Fry’s attorney Michael Sendley, however, stated that his client has submitted his answers to the defendants in his suit, and that the case’s dismissal will not go forward per Matos’ conditional order.
For the rest of this story and more local news, pick up the Sept. 12 issue of the Standard Times.