NC Doctor Gets Life For Killing, Mutilation Of His Father

12:04 PM, Jun 13, 2006   |    comments
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Abingdon, VA -- A Virginia judge has sentenced a North Carolina doctor to life in prison for the strangling death and mutilation of his father. Vince Gilmer was convicted in August of the first-degree murder of his father, Dalton Donald Gilmer. Dalton Gilmer's body was found on June 29, 2004, next to a road in Virginia's Washington County. The body had rope burns around the neck, and the fingers and thumbs had been cut off. The 43-year-old Vince Gilmer, of Fletcher, NC, insisted that he killed his father in a rage brought on by childhood sexual abuse and withdrawal from antidepressants. But the judge who sentenced him yesterday called him a cold-blooded killer.

Associated Press

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