William Clyde Gibson pleads guilty to 2002 murder of Karen Hodella

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 6:46 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) – A southern Indiana man whose execution is set for November for the murder of a 75-year-old family friend has pleaded guilty to the 2002 murder of Karen Hodella.

William Clyde Gibson III changed his plea on Thursday morning, March 20. Formal sentencing for Gibson is on April 17 at 11 a.m.

Gibson was convicted and sentenced to death last year for the murder of Christine Whitis.

Police said after he was arrested in connection Whitis' death, Gibson admitted to killing at least two other women: Stephanie Kirk and Hodella.

The judge also ordered Gibson to not be allowed haircuts so his hair will grow long enough to cover a tattoo that reads "Death Row x3." The judge was concerned if the tattoo was visible it could prejudice a jury in the next trial. 

Gibson is set to stand trial in June for Kirk's murder.

 

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