A Mexico, Missouri man was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident by a Chariton County jury Tuesday. James Clampitt, 41, was charged in 2010 after he allegedly hit Richard Cobb, also of Mexico, with his vehicle while Cobb was driving a lawnmower down a street.
The court has granted 25 days for the defense to file a motion for a new trial. As it stands now, Clampitt is scheduled to be sentenced on April 4th.
Clampitt is also facing two counts of theft/stealing and fraudulent use of a credit device in a separate case. He will face a jury on those charges on April 23.