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Attorneys prepare for William Clyde Gibson trial

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Attorneys are getting ready for the trial of accused killer William Clyde Gibson.

He was not in court Wednesday morning for his pretrial conference.

Gibson is accused of killing Christine Whitis, Stephanie Kirk and Karen Hodella.

His first trial will be held in Floyd County, but jurors will be brought in from Dearborn County -- that's just outside of Cincinnati in southern Indiana.

The prosecutor on the case said they decided to bring in outside jurors because of publicity surrounding the case.

"We agreed early on that with the nature of the case, the amount of coverage on the case, that it would be in the best interest of both the state and the defendant, if they moved, which they did, that the case get jurors from outside the location," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

The court was given an update on the jury selection process. Questionnaires will be sent out next month.

"In a case like this they are very important because there are over 200 questions," said Henderson. "It allows us to spend time with the jurors and their background before we ever see them so it will save time."

Gibson could face the death penalty if convicted.

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