NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over a year after allegedly murdering her eight year-old daughter, Camden, on Aug. 11, 2009, a Washington County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Oct. 8, to North Kingstown resident Kimberly Fry, 37, on one count of second-degree murder. Fry was not present in court. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, but at the request of the defense, the arraignment has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 in Washing County Superior Court.
It was alleged that at 9:40 a.m. that morning, police and fire department personnel responded to the Fry home at 73 Ricci Lane for the report of an unresponsive child. The medical examiner’s office was called to the scene and Camden was declared dead. Investigators told law enforcement that the girl had “significant bruising” on her upper chest, which wasn’t consistent with death by natural causes.
Fry originally told police that her “daughter fell in the shower and she had to drag her back to her room.” Police later learned that Fry made statements to various South County Hospital staff regarding her daughter’s death including, “I want to die, I strangled my daughter.” And “she was crying and screaming and wouldn’t take a bath and ….I sat on her and put my hands over her mouth to make her stop crying.”
When she’s arraigned Fry will hear the formal charge and she’ll then enter a plea. Since her arrest she’s been incarcerated at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) in Cranston.