First trial on track for New Albany triple-murder suspect


Prosecutors and defense lawyers have told a judge they're on schedule for an October start for the first of two death penalty trials for a southern Indiana man accused of killing three women.

William Clyde Gibson's defense lawyers told a Floyd County judge Wednesday they still need depositions from two or three detectives but discovery is going well.

Gibson will stand trial first for the death of 75-year-old family friend Christine Whitis. Her body was found in Gibson's garage in April 2012. Judge Susan Orth has ruled a jury will be brought to New Albany from southeastern Indiana's Dearborn County for the trial.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville reports Orth told attorneys she intends to hear arguments on final motions in the first trial on Sept. 6.

Information from: The Courier-Journal 

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