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Former neighbors recall living next to serial killer William Clyde Gibson

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two years and three murder cases later, the saga surrounding William Clyde Gibson has nearly reached its conclusion.

Today, neighbors told us what it was like living next to a serial killer. Neighbors like Mike Andres, who feels a chilling memory when he looks at the home across the street that used to belong to Gibson.

"Well, it was like a shock, like what the heck," Andres said. "And then slowly but surely we started getting the news."

Andres said he was haunted by the fact that Gibson lived feet from his front door.

"...and what transpired in there, and it was like, 'Wow!'" he said.

None of the neighbors on Woodbourne Drive seem to know.

"Sure, he was a little different, but not to the extreme we found out about," Andres said.

Andres says Gibson's been the talk on the block for two years, with neighbors reaching through every memory, asking if they missed any signs, and thinking it could have been them.

Andres even says he looks "a little closer at a person, versus the way we used to."

On Tuesday, they got something new to talk about: Gibson's guilty plea to killing Stephanie Kirk ended the third and final murder case against him.

Stephanie Kirk's body was found in Gibson's back yard next to the neighbor's fence. Two years later, you can still see the dip in the yard where searchers pulled her body out.

Gibson has already been sentenced to death for mutilating 75-year old Christine Whitis. Her body was found in his garage. He's also sentenced to 65 years for killing Karen Hodella.

Prosecutors say they will have to reveal grim details of Kirk's death and what happened when she was missing when Gibson is sentenced for her murder.

"That will happen in July, but yes, we see the light at the end of the tunnel," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson.

A light that Andres hopes will change the talk on his block.

"Hopefully we won't see anything like this again, but you never know. You never know," Andres said.

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