Any way you look at it, State of Washington vs. Kimberly
Forder is a tragic case.
Forder, 44, a Seabeck resident, has been charged with homicide
by abuse in the death of her 8-year-old adopted son, Christopher
Forder, in 2002. She’s also been charged with manslaughter.
The details, penned by Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives in the
probable cause statement for Forder’s arrest, are gruesome and
difficult to read. They were outlined in a
story by one of my colleagues,
Derek Sheppard, when Forder was arrested.
A date for trial — April 16, 2007 — has been nailed down, and
an investigator has been hired by Forder’s defense
And in late December and in early January, we’ve had several new
inmate came forward with information — apparently unsolicited —
that Forder had told her if she posted bail —
reduced to $500,000 Dec. 26 — she’d be “gone.”
On Jan. 2, one of Forder’s sons, Michael, pleaded guilty to
raping a family member. Part of his plea agreement, prosecutors
said, was that
he’d testify against his mother at the April-slated trial.
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