Kimberly Cunningham found not guilty ...

Kimberly Cunningham found not guilty of second degree murder

There are 50 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from May 20, 2007, titled Kimberly Cunningham found not guilty of second degree murder. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

The jury in the Kimberly Cunningham trial returned a not-guilty verdict Friday morning, convicting her instead of voluntary manslaughter.

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Marco from The Netherland

Elst, Netherlands

#43 Sep 7, 2012
I just seen it on the tv here in Holland. Sad te here she's died in 2010. My daughter aged 12 was abused by a boy of only 19 years old. I can not imagine when an uncle and a cousin would have abused her. I understand that you no longer can think clearly and that you have no control about your own body. Especially when he says "what I will do about it" He himself pulled the trigger, not Kim. R.I.P. Kim.
doesnt really matter

Pikeville, KY

#44 Jan 29, 2013
i love that people has given Kim their approval for what she did!!! she needed it!!! for all of you who is wondering if her husband stood by her, HELL YEAH HE DID!! as did my parents with her!! the SOB deserved what he got...the cousin (which is btw the assholes son who raped her daughter) never got anything against him...even after it had went to court...just because they was both minors!...Coy deserved what he got...when Kim asked him if he raped her daughter his words was "hell yeah i did, she was F***ing good, what the F**K are you gonna do about it?" and thats when Kim shot him. she wanted the facts and before she did any finger pointing and she got them right there...after it was all said and done she drove herself to the Knox County Police Dep. and turned herself in. To me as a child growing up around Kim and her kids she was a hero. She loved her children very much and obviously would do anything for them as any other loving and caring mother would. Was taking someones life necessary? Yes! Her daughter wasnt the only one he had raped! His son was a victim and his other children were...which all came out after his death. She saved her child plus her sisters children from being molested ever again. Every child molester should be strung up by their balls in the middle of town until they fall off then be raped over and over! its only fair!! He was a sick individual who got exactly what he deserved! People may think that a child being raped will get over it, but clearly not since he raped his own son so he thought it was ok to go around raping his cousins (girls and boys). Theres many hidden facts in this whole situation that never has been released nor will it, but being a very close family friend I know the truth and the hurt that this family went through! Did Kim lay her head down at night peacefully? For the most part yes, because she saved her daughter and nieces and nephews! But all and all NO! It hurt her taking her sisters love away from her but it had to be done!! Does she rest peacefully now? I hope so! she passed away about 2 and a half years ago!! I loved this woman with all my heart and i supported her through everything and always will!!! so regardless of what people think, she did the right thing. and obviously the court thought she did too considering she was free!! and for Montel Williams to call her personally and tell her she was an amazing woman for what she did and that she was his hero and wanted her on his show, shows that she has many supporters!! She is very much missed and will stay in my heart for the rest of my life!
nancy

Clinton Township, MI

#45 Apr 1, 2013
I have a daughter , and if something like that ever happened to her. I would have done the same thing...
Steph05

Sylacauga, AL

#46 Sep 19, 2014
How did Kimberley die at only 40 years old?
GMS

Annandale, VA

#47 Jun 4, 2016
Linda wrote:
<quoted text>She did not passed away,the obituary was talking about another Kimberly Cunningham.Kimberly daughter name was Amanda not Celeste.And why put bulls...on the forum about her?Did the right thing.
Yes she did die in June 2010 - I don't know how the obituary did not indicate the manner of death.
Kevstar69

Perris, CA

#48 Jul 9, 2016
Linda wrote:
<quoted text>She did not passed away,the obituary was talking about another Kimberly Cunningham.Kimberly daughter name was Amanda not Celeste.And why put bulls...on the forum about her?Did the right thing.
Yes, she did. On June 27, 2010.
Advents

Knoxville, TN

#49 Jul 25, 2016
anonymous

Maryville, TN

#50 Jan 12, 2017
kims niece andrea wrote:
kim did die in 2010..but it was not suicide..she was very sicky and they had her on a lot of medicine.so yes she did od,but not on purpose.she is missed alot!..she was a great person!..probably one of the greatest people i've ever known!she had a big heart and she was very funny!what happened a few years ago changed our lives!..she probably saved me from getting hurt like my cousin amanda!but even after all that her heart was still big!!!
Rot in hell to the entire Cunningham family.
anonymous

Maryville, TN

#51 Jan 12, 2017
He was my uncle and he never did that. You all have no idea what that family is like. They lie like crazy and Kim was even involved with my uncle. She should've let the law handle it, she destroyed a family, because of her actions!!!
anonymous

Maryville, TN

#52 Jan 12, 2017
doesnt really matter wrote:
i love that people has given Kim their approval for what she did!!! she needed it!!! for all of you who is wondering if her husband stood by her, HELL YEAH HE DID!! as did my parents with her!! the SOB deserved what he got...the cousin (which is btw the assholes son who raped her daughter) never got anything against him...even after it had went to court...just because they was both minors!...Coy deserved what he got...when Kim asked him if he raped her daughter his words was "hell yeah i did, she was F***ing good, what the F**K are you gonna do about it?" and thats when Kim shot him. she wanted the facts and before she did any finger pointing and she got them right there...after it was all said and done she drove herself to the Knox County Police Dep. and turned herself in. To me as a child growing up around Kim and her kids she was a hero. She loved her children very much and obviously would do anything for them as any other loving and caring mother would. Was taking someones life necessary? Yes! Her daughter wasnt the only one he had raped! His son was a victim and his other children were...which all came out after his death. She saved her child plus her sisters children from being molested ever again. Every child molester should be strung up by their balls in the middle of town until they fall off then be raped over and over! its only fair!! He was a sick individual who got exactly what he deserved! People may think that a child being raped will get over it, but clearly not since he raped his own son so he thought it was ok to go around raping his cousins (girls and boys). Theres many hidden facts in this whole situation that never has been released nor will it, but being a very close family friend I know the truth and the hurt that this family went through! Did Kim lay her head down at night peacefully? For the most part yes, because she saved her daughter and nieces and nephews! But all and all NO! It hurt her taking her sisters love away from her but it had to be done!! Does she rest peacefully now? I hope so! she passed away about 2 and a half years ago!! I loved this woman with all my heart and i supported her through everything and always will!!! so regardless of what people think, she did the right thing. and obviously the court thought she did too considering she was free!! and for Montel Williams to call her personally and tell her she was an amazing woman for what she did and that she was his hero and wanted her on his show, shows that she has many supporters!! She is very much missed and will stay in my heart for the rest of my life!
The entire Cunningham family were drug addicts and no good. I hope she is rotting in hell.

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