The Delusional Kimberlin Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Today I managed to find .pdf files of several Indianapolis Star articles from the time of the guilty verdict/sentencing for the Speedway Bomber case, as well as three articles from the week of the bombings.  Haven’t found anything yet from the Scyphers murder case or the months-long investigations into that murder and the bombing.

This evening I thought I’d share a little something from the guilty verdict article, dated Friday October 16, 1981.

(Feel free to click on the link yourself to read what I’ve transcribed.)

Kimberlin and his attorneys attempted to convince the jury he could not have committed the September 1978 bombings because he was a young, successful businessman, a quiet vegetarian who sold natural foods and earth shoes.  Kimberlin is a former Broad Ripple health store owner.

His attorneys tried to convince the jury that Kimberlin was a man who practiced transcendental meditation; that he was cultured, good humored — a man who cared for people — and expressed an interest in energy conservation.

They had hoped the jury would overlook his perjury conviction.

Ignore the evidence, like the Tovex he bought in 1975.   Ignore the eyewitness testimony.  Ignore the potential motive.  It’s all a lie.

You see, he couldn’t possibly have committed these heinous crimes, because he’s smart, loves to laugh, enjoys snuggling with cute kittehs, and separates his recyclables from his non-recyclables.  Oh, and that nasty jury should’ve overlooked the whole previous lying under oath conviction.  Mean, nasty jury!

When you put it like that, his innocence is totally crystal clear, isn’t it?  He cares — deeply, deeply cares — for people.  Except when he allegedly puts out a contract to have an enemy shot in the head or attempts to blow people up to cover up some other crime.  Allegedly.  Or allegedly harass enemies mercilessly and have his pals allegedly send the SWAT team after them.  But other than that he TOTALLY cares for other people!  HONEST!  At least those who are as cultured, environmentally aware, and concerned about humanity as he obviously is.  Oh, and don’t forget his love of transcendental meditation and oh-so-comfy earth shoes!  Proof positive he couldn’t possibly be a crazed bomber!

Later in the article there’s this:

Carolyn Kimberlin, the defendant’s mother, who has maintained her son’s innocence and helped pay his huge legal bills, seemed stunned by the verdict.

“I know Brett is innocent and I came to the courthouse expecting the jury to find the same thing.  I am totally shocked.”

But her words turned bitter as she criticized the agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who amassed the mountain of evidence that helped convict her son.

“The guilty persons were in the courtroom, but not Brett.  So many people are naive and unaware of the diabolical, underhanded methods used by certain rotten apples in our government and I pray to God we will clean up our government.”

Yes.  He was set up by a bunch of rotten government apples.  Is it any wonder wee Brett is still whining to anyone who will listen about his “secret exoneration” and his innocence?  He got it from his mom.

Would this be the same mom who later sued him for $150,000?  And won?  Of course, it was merely a win on principle, since Brett’s been pretending to be poor for years.

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