William Clyde Gibson
New Albany Police Dept.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A southern Indiana serial killer’s trial in Dearborn County is being delayed.
William Clyde Gibson III, 54, is accused of murdering three women in Floyd County, Indiana. He allegedly murdered family friend Christine Whitis, 75, in April. The remains of Stephanie Kirk, 35, of Charlestown, were discovered buried in his backyard days after his arrest. Prosecutors also allege that Gibson stabbed Karen Hodella to death in 2002.
Due to the media coverage in Floyd County, the judge ordered in September that the New Albany resident’s case be moved to Dearborn County.
Gibson’s trial was scheduled for February, but will now take place in July, WHAS-TV in Louisville reports. His defense attorney asked for more time to review evidence.
The pool of jurors will come from Dearborn County. The judge on the case has allowed for three weeks of jury selection.