East Tennessee Dr. who killed a man during suicide attempt tries to kill himself again

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Sevier County optometrist sentenced to jail time just Monday for killing a man during a botched suicide attempt in 2006, is in critical condition after police say he again tried to take his own life.

Sevier County deputies say Dr. Edward Smith was flown to UT Medical Center after he ingested poison this morning.

If he survives, Dr. Smith is due to report to prison on may 15.

Sevier County deputies say Smith was trying to kill himself when he crashed his car into a tree and a home, killing Chuck Finchum who was sleeping on a couch.


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  • by Chuck Finchum Location: Gone on Apr 23, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    Hey, will someone please give this moron a hand to get the job done before he hurts someone else?
  • by tweety byrd Location: sevier on Apr 22, 2008 at 11:30 PM
    chucky was a great person he lived at the end of my road every time i left if he was out he would always wave at us but he was a very friendly & a very great person i miss him very much along with everyone else in our community he will always be sadly missed his smiles & his waves & i cant imagine how michelle fells everyday but i will keep on hopeing she has the hope to go on just like she has the past year & ahalf good luck 2 you michelle and 2 the rest of the family if i can every help please let me know my love always tweety byrd

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