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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ind. courts - More on: Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and possible serial murder case [Updated]

Updating this lengthy ILB entry from May 1st, Rick Callahan of the AP is now reporting:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A court official says prosecutors are planning to charge a southern Indiana man with murdering a third woman, whose body was found buried in his backyard last month.

The Floyd Superior Court official says Judge Susan Orth found probable cause during a Wednesday hearing to justify charging 54-year-old William Clyde Gibson with murdering 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk. * * *

Gibson is due in court later Wednesday. He is already charged with murdering 75-year-old Christine Whitis last month and murdering Karen Hodella, a woman visiting from Florida, in 2002.

[Updated at 3:00 PM] Here is Harold J. Adams' story in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:
The Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday that it will seek the death penalty for William Clyde Gibson III, a New Albany man charged in the murders of three women. * * *

Floyd Superior Court Judge Susan Orth, after listening to evidence presented in court Wednesday morning by Prosecutor Keith Henderson, found probable cause to charge Gibson in Kirk’s murder.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 23, 2012 01:00 PM
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