William Clyde Gibson (Source: Indiana Department of Corrections)
Stephanie Kirk (Source: Family photo)
Karen Hodela (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)
Christine Whitis (Source: Family photo)
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson
NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – The final murder trial of William Clyde Gibson is on track.
Facing trial for the killing of Stephanie Kirk, Gibson has already been found guilty of killing Christine Whitis and earlier this year pleaded guilty to killing Karen Hodella.
Gibson shocked everyone at his last pre-trial conference when he showed up with the words "Death row times 3" tattooed on the back of his head. The judge ordered the hair to grow out so the tattoo wouldn't sway the jury.
Gibson's hair was longer for this court appearance.
"I couldn't tell wording," said Keith Henderson, the Floyd county prosecutor. "I could tell some dark colors. I think the hair's been grown out to where it's not going to be a factor in this case. The judge still has the option of requesting his hair to be dyed to cover that up with a darker color if things stay as they are today I don't see it as being a factor."
Henderson said there are approximately 400 jurors from Vanderberg County that have qualified for the trial jury. The panel will be narrowed down to 12 with four alternates during the jury selection phase of the trial which begins June 2.