DA amends charges against Kanmore

May 4, 2012 • Local News

Patricia Kanmore, 41, was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Magistrate Court. The charges have been amended. Kanmore is now charged with first-degree attempted murder and second-degree kidnapping.

Assistant District Attorney Deborah Hutchins explained that first-degree attempted murder indicates premeditation based on the fact that Kanmore held the victim, Beverly Moore, 53, captive in her bathtub for four days.

Moore was tied up and beaten inside her home. On Monday when Moore was discovered, RPD spokes-man Sgt. Jimmy Preston called the beating the worst he had ever seen in his 12 years of police work.

According the criminal complaint, Moore [auth] reported to the investigating officer Det. Lisa Brackeen that Kanmore knelt on her chest. Kanmore hit the victim on the back of the head with a cup and then used “bat-like thing, club.” She was held without food or water. She described Kanmore using a washcloth as a gag and covering her head with tape.

The court records state “she had bruising all over her arms, and her head was covered in dry blood … (Brackeen) observed a piece of tape still on her head.”

According to the brother Hiram Moore, his sister’s jaw had been broken in three places. She had multiple skull factures and her eye socket was also broken. The ropes used to tie her hands and feet cut the circulation to her hands, possibly causing nerve damage.

When Judge John Halvorson asked Kanmore if she understood her rights, Kanmore replied she was not guilty. She argued, “I tried to put charges on her.”

Halvorson warned Kanmore, “I need you to calm down.” He told her the arraignment was not the venue to make a plea. She repeated that she pleaded not guilty.

Halvorson again ex-plained the process of arraignment and asked a third time if Kanmore understood the charges against her and her rights under the law, and she said yes.

Hutchins asked Halvorson to increase her bond from $100,000 cash or surety to $100,000 cash-only. “The victim is terrified for her life.”

Hutchins recommended that Kanmore be sent to District Court for forensic (psychological) evaluation. Halvorson agreed and tentatively set the pre-trial hearing in 10 days.

Additional charges have been filed against Kanmore for resisting, evading and obstructing an officer, after she threatened to kill a correctional officer and his family.

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