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Accused Serial Killer Found Guilty; Faces Death Penalty


Accused serial killer William Clyde Gibson has been found guilty for the murder of 75-year-old Christine Whitis.


The jury, brought into New Albany from Dearborn County, deliberated for about 15 minutes before coming back with the finding that Gibson is guilty of murder.  Gibson was accused of killing Whitis as well as Stephanie Kirk and Karen Hodella.

Gibson showed no emotion sitting at the defendant's table.  Relatives of Whitis held back tears, some looking down, others clinching Bibles.

The penalty phase in this case, which includes the death penalty, will begin at 9 a.m. Monday. 

Gibson still faces separate trials for the murders of Kirk and Hodella.  Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson says he is also seeking the death penalty in the Kirk case, but not the Hodella case.

» Prosecution Rests in Trial of Accused Serial Killer (10-24-13)
» Testimony Continues in Trial of Accused Serial Killer (10-23-13)
» Video of Accused Serial Killer Shown During Capital Murder Trial (10-21-13)
» Capital Murder Trial Underway in Floyd County (10-21-13)
» Jury Selection Begins for Accused Serial Killer (9-23-13)
» Motion to Delay Denied in Trial of Accused Serial Killer (9-6-13)
» Trial for Suspected Southern Indiana Serial Killer Postponed (12-13-12)
» Accused Serial Killer Deemed Fit to Stand Trial (10-12-12)
» Police Searching for Potential New Gibson Murder Victim (6-20-12)
» Death Penalty Sought Against Accused Killer (5-23-12)
» Criminal Profiler Discusses Possible Serial Killer Case (5-4-12)
» Possible Connection Between Gibson; Missing Student (5-3-12)
» Prosecutor Waiting to Decide on Additional Charges Against Suspected Killer (4-30-12)
» Missing Woman Found Buried Behind New Albany Home (4-30-12)


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