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Gibson's sentencing hearing continues in New Albany

William Clyde Gibson being led to court on October 22, 2013 (Source: Pool photo by Scott Utterback, The Courier-Journal) William Clyde Gibson being led to court on October 22, 2013 (Source: Pool photo by Scott Utterback, The Courier-Journal)
By Gary Popp, News and Tribune

NEW ALBANY, IN (News and Tribune) - William Clyde Gibson has entered the second day of a sentencing hearing following a third murder conviction in Floyd County.

The New Albany serial killer could be sentenced today for the murder of Stephanie Kirk, a 35-year-old Charlestown woman he had met at a New Albany bar and later killed and buried in the backyard of his Woodbourne Avenue home.

Kirk’s body was discovered by New Albany police in April 2012 after the sexually mutilated remains of Christine Whitis, 75, were found in Gibson’s garage. 

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When Kirk’s body was found, Gibson had also been identified as a suspect in 2002 murder of Karen Hodella, a 45-year-old Jeffersonville woman. In October, Gibson received the death penalty for killing Whitis, and in March 2014 he admitted to also killing Hodella and received a 65-year sentence.

Before the hearing was adjourned Monday afternoon, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson rested the state’s case in Floyd County Superior Court No. 1 where Judge Susan Orth is presiding.

Gibson entered a plea deal in early June for Kirk’s murder. And, although a plea agreement has been met, Gibson could still be sentenced to death.

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