Cases Closed on Serial Killer William Clyde Gibson III

New Albany, Ind. – On Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Floyd Superior Court 1, 56-year-old William Clyde Gibson III was sentenced to death for the murder of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk. Kirk was brutally murdered on March 25, 2012.

Last October, a jury found Gibson guilty of the April 2012 murder of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, and he was sentenced to death on November 26, 2013 in the Floyd Superior Court 1.

On April 17, 2014, Gibson was sentenced to 65 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections for the 2002 murder of 44-year-old Karen Hodella. Hodella’s body was dumped in the Ohio River and was later located in Clarksville, Indiana.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “I am pleased that we have been able to bring three cases of this magnitude to a close within two and a half years. Two death sentences and a life term is appropriate for this convicted killer. It is my hope that the families of these victims may experience at least some comfort in the closure of the criminal cases.”

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