Sentencing has been delayed for an Oak Ridge man convicted of driving his truck into a crowd of people after a Fourth of July fireworks celebration.
A jury found Lee Cromwell guilty on one count of vehicular homicide and eight counts of aggravated assault in connection with the 2015 incident. Several people were injured, and 37-year-old James Robinson, of Knoxville, died while trying to pull his daughter to safety.
Cromwell blamed the crash on a defect in his truck.
Cromwell, who considers himself to be a sovereign citizen, made headlines after the crash by filing liens against county officials. The judge in Cromwell's case was even forced to recuse himself, delaying the proceedings.
The day after he was convicted for the July 4 crash, authorities announced Cromwell and 10 other East Tennessee residents had been indicted for filing false liens.
He was supposed to be sentenced for the crash conviction on Tuesday morning but it was delayed because he was recently appointed a public defender, the Anderson County Criminal Court Clerk's Office confirmed.
Cromwell is set for a status hearing on June 27.
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