NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A jury has recommended a southern Indiana man's execution for the murder of his late mother's best friend.
The jury of eight women and four men deliberated less than four hours Tuesday before recommending death for William Clyde Gibson of New Albany in the April 2012 slaying of 75-year-old Christine Whitis. The judge has the final say in Gibson's sentence.
Prosecutors say Gibson lured Whitis to his home to perform "a perverse sexual fantasy."
The same jury took less than 20 minutes Friday to convict Gibson. The jury was brought in from Dearborn County, about 100 miles northeast of New Albany, because of extensive media coverage.
Gibson still faces murder trials in connection with the slayings of two other women. The death penalty is possible in one of those cases.
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