|William Clyde Gibson|
(Floyd County, Ind.) - An accused serial killer’s trial that will use jurors from Dearborn County is being delayed.
Alleged serial killer William Clyde Gibson III is charged with killing family friend Christine Whitis, 75. Her brutalized remains were found in the garage at Gibson’s New Albany home in April 2012.
Gibson, 55, is accused in the deaths of two other women: Stephanie Kirk, 35, of Charlestown, in 2012 and Karen Hodella, 44, of Port Orange, Fla., in 2002.
Gibson’s trial for Whitis’ murder was to take place in early July. On Tuesday, a Floyd County Superior Judge Susan Orth granted a motion by Gibson’s attorneys to delay the trial until September 23rd, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
Jurors from Dearborn County will still be used because of the large amount of media coverage in Floyd County. The selected jurors will be sequestered in Floyd County during the trial there. Questionnaires were sent to 200 potential jurors in March.
Also Tuesday, Gibson’s second trial for the alleged murder of Kirk was denied a change of venue by Orth. In that trial now scheduled for January 22, jurors will also be brought to Floyd County from elsewhere, according to the Courier-Journal.