MOUNT VERNON - Following receipt of a mental health evaluation report, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel ruled Friday morning that Kevin Remillard, 48 of Gambier, is competent to stand trial for the murder of his cousin, Nick Remillard, 20. The report was submitted to the court by two experts.
Earlier this summer the Knox County Grand Jury indicted Remillard for murder and tampering with evidence. Nick's body was found last June in an abandoned swimming pool behind the Gaskin Avenue home in Gambier where they both lived. Kevin was on the run for three days before turning himself in to an attorney.
Kevin Remillard, left, at Friday's competency hearing in Common Pleas Court. Public defender John Pyle is representing Remillard - KP Photo
Remillard's trial date has not be set yet. Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville says scientific evidence, items and reports pertinent to the case have not been returned from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Once those are returned a trial date can be set.