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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Gibson sentencing will detail 'heinous' slaying"

Updating this ILB post from Tuesday, Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported late yesterday:

Despite William Clyde Gibson pleading guilty Tuesday to Stephanie Kirk's 2012 murder, the public will still learn "the heinous facts of what occurred that night," Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson said Wednesday.

Floyd Superior Judge Susan Orth will now hear witness testimony in Kirk's 2012 death for an estimated three days starting July 28 before deciding whether to sentence the New Albany man to death, life in prison without parole or a prison term, Henderson said at a press conference.

Gibson's decision to plead will save Floyd County the cost of a two-week trial, Henderson said, including expenses for sequestering jurors from Evansville which had been arranged to ensure Gibson received a fair trial.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 5, 2014 04:29 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts