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Trial for Suspected Southern Indiana Serial Killer Postponed

12/14/2012


William Clyde Gibson (file photo)

The murder trial of a suspected serial killer in southern Indiana has been postponed.

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A judge ruled that the first trial of William Clyde Gibson for the murder of Christine Whitis will be moved from February to July 15 to allow more time for defense attorneys to prepare a case. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said it is not unusual to have so much time before trial in a case like this because of the amount of evidence attorneys must dig through. "Talking about extensive statements and pictures and those sorts of things and police reports and quite a bit of discovery and potential evidence of a case this size," Henderson said.

Gibson is also accused of killing Stephanie Kirk, 35, and Karen Hodella, 44, and will face separate trials on those charges.

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