Aug 10 2012

Clampitt Scheduled to Face Jury in January

A jury trial for involuntary manslaughter charges against a Mexico lawyer will start early next year.

According to online court records, James Clampitt will face a Chariton County jury on January 28, 2013 to defend himself against allegations that he killed a Mexico man in a 2010 hit-and-run accident.

He also faces fraud charges for allegedly using his former employer’s credit card to set up his private law firm in Mexico. His motion hearing in that case has been rescheduled for September 6th.

The cases were to moved to Chariton County from Audrain on a change of venue. Clampitt says he’s not guilty in either.

Judge Gary Ravens set the dates on Thursday.