Psychiatrist: William Clyde Gibson III OK to stand trial for death of Christine Whitis
Gibson charged with killing three women
Last Updated: 245 days ago
NEW ALBANY, Ind. - A mental health professional who evaluated a southern Indiana man charged with killing three women said he believes the man is competent to stand trial.
Deputy Prosecutor Steve Owen said Monday the state expects a judge to set a date soon for a competency hearing on William Clyde Gibson III.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported Jeffersonville psychiatrist Steven Shelton has submitted his evaluation of Gibson to Floyd County authorities. It said a second professional who also evaluated Gibson hasn't yet reported findings.
Gibson faces a February murder trial in connection with the death of 75-year-old Christine Whitis, a family friend whose strangled, mutilated body was found in Gibson's New Albany home on April 19. Trial dates in the other slayings haven't been set.
Gibson's being held at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.
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