Judge postpones trial in southern Indiana murder case

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The death penalty trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing a family friend and two other women has been postponed but won't move to another location.

Floyd Superior Judge Susan Orth on Tuesday granted a motion by William Clyde Gibson's attorneys to delay his trial in the death of Christine Whitis until Sept. 23. The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., reports Orth scheduled a second trial in the death of Stephanie Kirk for Jan. 22 and denied a defense request for a change of venue.

Whitis's body was found in Gibson's garage in April 2012. Kirk's body was buried in his backyard.

Hodella's body was found near the Ohio River three months after her October 2002 stabbing. Prosecutors aren't seeking the death penalty in that case.

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