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Gibson expected in court to possibly face additional charges

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William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail) William Clyde Gibson (Source: Floyd County Jail)
Murder victims Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella Murder victims Christine Whitis and Karen Hodella
Stephanie Kirk (Source: Stephanie Kirk (Source:
Crews in Gibson's backyard on April 27, the day Kirk's body was found buried there. Crews in Gibson's backyard on April 27, the day Kirk's body was found buried there.
Crews in Gibson's backyard on April 27, the day Kirk's body was found buried there. Crews in Gibson's backyard on April 27, the day Kirk's body was found buried there.

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – A New Albany man charged with two murders will be charged with a third woman's murder on Wednesday, a court official told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

The Floyd Superior Court official told AP that Judge Susan Orth found probable cause during a Wednesday morning hearing to justify charging Clyde Gibson, 54, with murdering Stephanie Kirk, 35, the woman found buried in Gibson's yard in April. The official declined to give her name, citing court policy, but said she was at the hearing.

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An investigator with the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office said Gibson likely would be present for another hearing at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when he likely will be charged in Kirk's death.

The Floyd County Prosecutor's Office announced it will hold a press conference immediately following that hearing.

Gibson already is charged with murder in the deaths of Christine Whitis, 75, a family friend found dead inside Gibson's home on April 19, and Karen Hodella, 44, in October 2002.

Since the discovery of Kirk's body on April 27, crews have continued to dig off and on outside Gibson's home on Woodbourne Drive in New Albany. In addition, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department has said an area near Bloomington, IN was being prepped for a possible future dig related to the Gibson case.

According to the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office, each count of murder carries a potential sentencing range of 45 to 65 years. The state of Indiana has also filed a third count seeking to sentence Gibson as a habitual offender which would bring an additional 30 years of incarceration.

Gibson is currently lodged in the Floyd County Jail where he is being held without bond.

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