Kimball Is Under Suicide Watch in Jail

Former Olympic diver Bruce Kimball was under a suicide watch in the Hillsborough County Jail Thursday at Tampa, Fla., the day after he pleaded guilty on five charges in a drunken-driving manslaughter case.

However, Kimball was described by jail supervisor James Cook as being calm and trying to adjust.

“I talked with him today, and his mood was up,” Cook said. “He seemed calm. His spirits were upbeat, compared to (Wednesday) after the shock of coming into a hard-core jail from the outside.

“Perhaps I was overly concerned, but I was seriously concerned. He fits a suicide profile.”


Kimball, who smashed into a crowd of teen-agers last summer, killing two and injuring four, is in custody awaiting sentencing Jan. 30. As his trial began Wednesday, he abruptly switched his plea to guilty.