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Monday, August 18, 2014

Ind. Decisions - "Serial killer Gibson gets 2nd death sentence"

Updating this post from July 31st, Baylee Pulliam reported Friday in the Louisville Courier Journal in a story that begins:

Serial killer William Clyde Gibson was condemned Friday to die for the murder of Stephanie Kirk, whose body was buried in his New Albany backyard.

Gibson gave short, one-word answers to Floyd Superior Court Judge Susan Orth's questions, and swiveled in his chair as she detailed the brutal murder: How Kirk died after Gibson put his "hands in front of her throat" to strangle her, per his own confession.

Death was the "only appropriate sentence," Orth said in her nearly 30-page sentencing order.

It was the second death penalty for Gibson, who also was condemned last fall in the murder of family friend Christine Whitis.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 18, 2014 08:37 AM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions