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Defense rests in William Clyde Gibson murder trial

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Christine Whitis (Source: Family photo) Christine Whitis (Source: Family photo)

NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) - William Clyde Gibson's defense team rested Friday morning after calling only one witness in the suspected serial killer's first murder trial. Closing arguments began at 1 p.m. following the lunch recess.

New Albany Police Detective Ken Fudge testified about the investigation into Christine Whitis' murder in April 2012. Whitis' mutilated body was found inside Gibson's home. Police said she was strangled. Whitis, 75, was a close friend of Gibson's mother.

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The prosecution rested its case Thursday afternoon after calling 22 witnesses to the stand.

Jurors were given an extended break after the defense rested while both sides began preparing for closing arguments and jury instructions.

Gibson will be tried separately in each of two other murder cases.

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