Jury selection starts for man’s 3rd murder trial

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jury selection has started for the upcoming murder trial of a southern Indiana man already convicted of killing two women.

Questioning of potential jurors began Monday in a Vanderburgh County courtroom in Evansville ahead of the June 16 trial of 56-year-old William Clyde Gibson III on charges he killed 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk. The Charlestown woman’s remains were found buried in the backyard of Gibson’s New Albany home in 2012.

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson told reporters he was pleased that publicity about the Gibson case didn’t appear to be a major problem among potential jurors. Attorneys hope to complete jury selection this week.

Gibson has been given a death sentence for killing a 75-year-old friend of his mother and a 65-year sentence for a 44-year-old Florida woman’s 2002 slaying.

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