CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — A 65-year-old man who plowed his pickup through a crowded parking lot in Tennessee, killing one man and injuring several others, has been convicted by an Anderson County Jury.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2lQVbJJ ) that jurors found Lee Cromwell guilty Wednesday of vehicular homicide for killing 37-year-old James Robinson. Robinson was killed trying to push his two daughters out of the way of Cromwell’s Dodge Ram after a Fourth of July fireworks display in Oak Ridge in 2015. Cromwell also was convicted of eight counts of aggravated assault for hitting or hurting other people.
Cromwell’s attorney argued that his truck’s gas pedal got jammed or he suffered from a momentary bout of confusion — or both. A prosecutor said several witnesses saw Cromwell stop, rev the engine and back up again.
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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com