Convicted Colorado killer says he’s a ‘good guy’
STERLING, Colo. (AP) – A man who pleaded guilty to killing four people said Monday that he doesn’t think of himself as a serial killer but as someone who makes “bad situations go away.”
Scott Kimball told KDVR-TV during a prison interview that he was hired to kill witnesses in drug cases. Authorities say there is no evidence that was the case.
Appearing smug at times, Kimball said he doesn’t believe he’s like serial killers Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy.
“Those are serial killers in my book,” he told KDVR-TV. “They just go around killing people for no reason. There was a reason behind every death.”
Kimball pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer Marcum, Kaysi McLeod, LeAnn Emry and his uncle, Terry Kimball.
The day Kimball entered his plea, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett called him a “very dangerous and very sick man.”
McLeod’s grandmother, Katherine McLeod of Arvada, said at the time, “I think he should go to prison and never get out.”
Kimball claims other people were involved in the slayings, which happened in 2003 and 2004. Authorities said he acted alone. Kimball, 43, is serving a 70-year-old sentence at the Sterling Correctional Facility.
Kimball told KDVR-TV that he considers himself a “good guy” despite the killings.
“Even a good guy could have a bad side,” he told the television station. “Every person is capable of doing bad things. We all make choices. I chose to be an outlaw.”
Kimball was once a cooperating witness for the FBI and was serving 53 years in prison on theft and a variety of other charges when he pleaded guilty.
Garnett said after Kimball’s plea that authorities did not know why he committed the killings.
Information from: KDVR-TV, http://www.kdvr.com
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