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Jury Selection Begins for Accused Serial Killer


Jury selection begins today in the trial of an accused serial killer in southern Indiana.  

William Clyde Gibson was arrested last year and charged in the murders of three women.  Gibson will stand trial first in the death of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, whose dismembered body was found in Gibson's garage in New Albany.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys begin jury selection today in Dearborn County, which is near Cincinnati. The panel will then be brought to New Albany for the trial, which is scheduled to begin October 21st.

The 55-year-old Gibson faces a possible death sentence if convicted.

Gibson is also accused of murdering 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk and 44-year-old Karen Hodella. Kirk's body was found buried in Gibson's backyard. Hodella was killed more than a decade ago, and her body was discovered near the Ohio River.

» 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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