A girl has entered a plea to a cost she desecrated her ex-husband’s grave.
Ronni Leigh Kimberlin, 32 of Leesburg, entered a plea of not responsible final week in Lake County Courtroom to a 3rd diploma felony cost of disturbing a grave and a misdemeanor cost of theft. She stays free on $6,000 bond.
Her ex-husband, Jeffrey “Todd” Kimberlin, 38, of Fruitland Park, was struck and killed by a van on the morning of Sept. 21, 2018 when he was walking his daughter to a school bus stop. The well-known native tattoo artist was buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park.
The lady who was Kimberlin’s fiance on the time of his demise advised Fruitland Park police in September she suspected Kimberlin of stealing objects from the gravesite. The fiance reported that objects together with marriage ceremony invites, LED lights, sun shades, double-hooked planters, synthetic flowers and Snap Dragon crops. The objects had a complete worth of $438.
A police officer known as Kimberlin, who denied taking the objects.
“I heard of the household drama, however I didn’t take the objects. That is ridiculous! Regulation enforcement ought to have by no means been known as,” Kimberlin advised an officer, based on an affidavit of possible trigger from the Fruitland Park Police Division.
Nevertheless, the fiance introduced forth a witness who admitted she had helped Kimberlin take away a number of the objects they usually took the planters to Kimberlin’s brother’s home. Kimberlin and the girl returned to the grave one week later and took a framed picture, later present in Kimberlin’s attic.
The lady additionally mentioned that in June, Kimberlin took her youngsters to their father’s grave and made them cross out the phrase “fiance” with purple chalk.