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Jurors, victim's family weep as video evidence is shown in Gibson murder trial

William Clyde Gibson William Clyde Gibson
Christine Whitis (Source: Family photo) Christine Whitis (Source: Family photo)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - Family members of murder victim Christine Whitis cried quietly in court Wednesday morning as jurors were shown video evidence of her body during day three of William Clyde Gibson's trial.

Indiana State Police Detective Bill Wibbels was on the stand while the 12-minute video played. Wibbels was the lead crime scene investigator the day Whitis' body was found inside a garage at Gibson's New Albany home in April 2012.

Some jurors wiped their eyes after they watched the video, which showed the 75-year-old Whitis' twisted and battered body.

Wibbels testified that when he first saw Whitis' body, his first thoughts were "unbelievable" and "unnatural." He told the jury he's seen a lot of murder victims, but seeing Whitis' body was like seeing his grandmother's.

Gibson currently is on trial only for Whitis' murder. He will be tried two more times for the murders of two other women.

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