Gibson Sentenced to 65 Years

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the Floyd Superior Court 1, 56-year-old William Clyde Gibson III was formally sentenced to 65 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections for the murder of 44-year-old Karen Hodella on October 10, 2002.

The Floyd County Prosecutor’s Office formally charged Gibson with Karen Hodella’s murder in May, 2012. Last October, a jury found Gibson guilty for the murder of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, and he was sentenced to death. He is currently scheduled to be tried for the murder of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk in June, 2014 in which the State is seeking the death penalty.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “I am pleased for the victim’s family that the matter is concluded, and I am pleased for the community that the defendant has been held accountable for this brutal murder.”

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