Kaysi as a baby. (Courtesy of Rob McLeod)
Kaysi McLeod is born in Westminster, Colo., to Rob and Lori McLeod.
She would grow up to love jewelry-making, drawing, dancing and music, especially Sarah McLachlan, said her mother.
“She didn’t ever talk back,” Lori McLeod said. “I got very lucky.”
But Kaysi tested her boundaries like any adolescent. She smoked, pierced her bellybutton, got tattoos — a four-leaf clover with the Virgo sign on her foot and a fairy on the small of her back.
Kaysi at age 6. (Courtesy of Rob McLeod)
Kaysi moved to Phoenix at age 15 because she needed some time away from her parents, who divorced when she was 6 and didn’t agree on how to raise her, said her maternal aunt, Donna Harper.
“I gave her consistency,” Harper said.
In Arizona, Kaysi worked at a skating rink in her spare time, even driving the Zamboni around the ice.
Tabetha Blow, her best friend there, said Kaysi had a “passion for life” but ended up falling in with a bad crowd.
Theodore Peyton is arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting Scott Kimball and another male when they were young boys.
Most of the assaults took place at Peyton’s Nederland cabin.
Some time in the 1980s, after his attacks on Kimball, Peyton became a volunteer Big Brother, but was ousted from the program because of contradictory reports about his activities with the child in his care, according to Daily Camera archives.
The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk. (blackhawkcolorado.com)
Scott Kimball meets Lori McLeod at the Lodge Casino at Black Hawk, where the 39-year-old mother is a regular at Boston 5-card poker.
McLeod is taken with Kimball, who is pushing his mother around in a wheelchair and attending to her every need. He has an easy smile, and pleasant demeanor.
McLeod, who lives in Westminster with her 19-year-old daughter, Kaysi, gives Kimball her number at the end of the night. “Wait,” she jokes, “You’re not a felon or anything, are you?”
Scott Kimball and Lori McLeod go on their first date on Valentine’s Day. They meet at a Bennigan’s in Westminster, and Kimball brings flowers.
“He was funny. He was fun. He was smooth,” McLeod remembers.
Within a matter of days, McLeod introduces her new boyfriend to her 19-year-old daughter, Kaysi.
Kaysi's driver's license photo, copied by Westminster police
Kaysi McLeod is charged with felony theft and forgery after admitting to buying more than $3,400 worth of merchandise with a stolen credit card, according to Westminster police.
She went on her alleged week-long shopping spree starting in late February 2003.
Scott Kimball, according to the victim in the case, took Kaysi into a room for 45 minutes when she was first accused of the theft. She emerged from the room and admitted to using the card fraudulently.
Scott Kimball starts Faith Farms, a Westminster-based beef company. He buys cattle on Colorado’s Eastern Plains and sells them at auction.
Still married to Lori McLeod, Scott Kimball starts dating 25-year-old Melissa Anderson, a waitress at a Perkins restaurant in Westminster.
Anderson later described Kimball as “gentleman-like” but also said he had an appetite for rough sex, including bondage.
(Date is approximate.)