Southern Indiana man pleads guilty to 3rd murder

(WTHI Photo, file)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man convicted of killing two women has unexpectedly pleaded guilty to killing a third while jury selection was underway in the latest case.

WDRB-TV and WLKY-TV report William Clyde Gibson pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in connection with the slaying of 35-year-old Stephanie Kirk of Charlestown. Her remains were found buried outside Gibson’s New Albany home in 2012.

The plea waives Gibson’s right to a jury determining his fate. Instead, Floyd Superior Court Judge Susan Orth will decide Gibson’s sentence during a hearing expected to last three days and set to begin July 28.

Gibson was sentenced to death in November for the 2012 murder of a family friend. He was sentenced in April to 65 years after pleading guilty in the death of a Florida woman. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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