Robert Baimbridge appeared in court Monday. No family or friends of either Tholl or Baimbridge appeared to be there. Baimbridge pleaded not guilty to felony murder and arson. He was indicted just a few days ago on those charges.
A court document released to us by the Lane County prosecutors office states that in an interview Baimbridge confessed to causing injuries to Tholl and then setting the fire in an attempt to cover up the incident. The document also says that evidence at the scene indicated the death was suspicious because Tholl showed signs of injuries that were not caused solely by a fire.
We called and left a message with Baimbridge’s attorney for comment on these documents but did not receive a call back.