A vehicular homicide case that started with a fatal traffic crash in Oak Ridge ended when the defendant died.
The case against Vickie Gay Gilmore, 64, had been pending in Anderson County Criminal Court in Clinton. In July, another evaluation was ordered at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute in Chattanooga. Gilmore was to be evaluated for her competency to stand trial and her mental condition at the time of the crime (the insanity defense). She had been found to be capable of adequately helping in her defense in an earlier evaluation at Moccasin Bend in 2016, but a later evaluation by a doctor produced contrary findings, according to an April 2018 order for a new competency evaluation.
The new evaluation order in July was stayed, or delayed, in September because of Gilmore’s deteriorating health and her inability to travel.
The charges against her were dismissed in a judgement dated October 9 and filed in November. [Read more…]