NEW ALBANY, IN (WAVE) – The jury for the murder trial of convicted killer William Clyde Gibson is deciding how he should be punished.
Gibson could be sentenced to death for the murder of Christine Whitis, 75, of Clarksville, his mother's longtime friend.
Over the past two days, the prosecution discussed aggravating circumstances which could persuade the jury to hand down a harsher sentence, as the defense presented mitigating factors of the crime, hoping for leniency.
The jury began its deliberations around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. It is now up for them to decide if he gets the death penalty or life without parole.
If they cannot agree on one of those, they can recommend the judge on the case sentence Gibson to a number of years.
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