KUSA – A infamous Colorado serial killer stands accused of hatching a multi-pronged plot of revenge, homicide and escape from behind the bars of a state jail in Sterling, 9Wants to Know has discovered.

Scott Kimball, a profession conman who satisfied the FBI to let him out of jail in 2002 to behave as an informant – after which murdered 4 individuals – is on the middle of the plot, in line with courtroom paperwork obtained by 9NEWS.

His plan included two contract killings, the hijacking of a helicopter to spirit him and one other inmate out of the yard on the Sterling Correctional Facility, and an escape to Alaska – all of it financed by one million bucks he claimed was buried close to a Montana ranch, based on the paperwork filed in District Courtroom in Sterling.

There have been clandestine telephone calls, code names and cryptic conversations.

However the plan went awry, in response to an arrest affidavit, when a former inmate enlisted to hold out the scheme was satisfied by a member of the family to go to authorities as an alternative.

None of it stunned the lawman who is aware of Kimball maybe higher than anybody – FBI agent Jonathan Grusing, who has been on his path, on and off, for greater than a decade.

“Scott Kimball is a grasp manipulator,” Grusing advised 9NEWS. “He’s a really clever individual.

“He doesn’t have a lot emotion in the direction of different individuals, or the issues, difficulties, hardships they’ve once they undergo one thing very troublesome – even that he may put them by way of.”

A second Sterling inmate additionally concerned within the plot, a convicted killer named Marc Sylvester, faces comparable costs.


Kimball is eight years right into a 70-yr sentence for the murders of 4 individuals carried out after he’d satisfied the FBI that his cellmate, Steven Ennis, was plotting the homicide of a witness in a drug case. On Dec. 18, 2002, a federal Justice of the Peace allowed for Kimball to be launched from custody “to actively cooperate with the FBI on the Steven Ennis matter,” in line with beforehand launched courtroom paperwork.

However as an alternative of cooperating, Kimball murdered a minimum of 4 individuals – and has been thought-about a possible suspect in different killings and disappearances.

Within the eight months after his launch, Kimball killed LeAnn Emry, 24, Jennifer Marcum, 25, and Kaysi McLeod, 19.

Then, in mid-2004, he shot and killed his uncle, Terry Kimball, 60.

It wasn’t till 2006 that the fathers of Marcum and McLeod satisfied the FBI to start taking a look at Kimball as a suspect at what was then the disappearances of the younger ladies. By then he was additionally a suspect in an elaborate verify-fraud scheme in Boulder County.

Grusing led the FBI’s investigation, and in 2009 Kimball struck a cope with prosecutors, pleaded responsible to 2 counts of second-diploma homicide, and was despatched to jail.

The arrest affidavit…