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Man Who Murdered Father in Mt. Vernon in May Found Fit to Stand Trial

MT. VERNON – A 30-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been found fit to stand trial in a Jefferson County case charging him with murdering his father.

Traviel C. Gibson is charged with three counts of murder and one count of Class 2 robbery in connection with the May 2020 shooting death of his 48-year-old father Sam J. Gibson.

According to police, around 12:19 p.m. on May 13, a distraught female entered the Mt. Vernon Police Department lobby and reported a male had possibly been shot at a home in the 1800 block of Cherry in Mt. Vernon.

The female also reported a male at the home had attacked her and stolen her phone.

Attorneys in the case filed a motion in June requesting the defendant undergo a mental fitness examination.

In court Tuesday a review of the examination performed by Dr. Daniel Cuneo found Gibson fit to stand trial.

Gibson is next scheduled to appear in court Nov. 10. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bail set at $3 million.