Man to be executed for dismembering homeless woman


spaminator
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Man to be executed for dismembering homeless woman
Joe McDonald, REUTERS
First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:03 AM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:14 AM EST
STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A jury on Tuesday sentenced a Pennsylvania man to death for the first-degree murder of a homeless woman whose body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags strewn along two highways.
The convicted murderer, Charles Hicks, 40, showed no emotion as the decision was read out in the Monroe County courtroom. A jury reached the sentence after deliberating six-and-a-half hours.
Jurors convicted Hicks on Friday of all three charges he faced in the beating, strangulation and dismemberment of Deanna Null, 36, of Scranton. Her remains were found in January 2008.
Hicks, a former electrical contractor at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, was convicted of first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Null's body parts in garbage bags, found along two interstate highways in northeastern Pennsylvania, showed very little blood. They were cut so precisely that troopers initially thought they may have been medical waste that fell off a truck.
Testimony in the two-week trial turned on competing theories of whether Null's wounds were inflicted before or after she died.
Man to be executed for dismembering homeless woman | World | News | Toronto Sun
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Man to be executed for dismembering homeless woman
Joe McDonald, REUTERS
First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:03 AM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 09:14 AM EST
STROUDSBURG, Pa. - A jury on Tuesday sentenced a Pennsylvania man to death for the first-degree murder of a homeless woman whose body parts were found stuffed in garbage bags strewn along two highways.
The convicted murderer, Charles Hicks, 40, showed no emotion as the decision was read out in the Monroe County courtroom. A jury reached the sentence after deliberating six-and-a-half hours.
Jurors convicted Hicks on Friday of all three charges he faced in the beating, strangulation and dismemberment of Deanna Null, 36, of Scranton. Her remains were found in January 2008.
Hicks, a former electrical contractor at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, was convicted of first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Null's body parts in garbage bags, found along two interstate highways in northeastern Pennsylvania, showed very little blood. They were cut so precisely that troopers initially thought they may have been medical waste that fell off a truck.
Testimony in the two-week trial turned on competing theories of whether Null's wounds were inflicted before or after she died.
Man to be executed for dismembering homeless woman | World | News | Toronto Sun

What an idiot! If he'd just joined the police force, he could murder all the homeless people he wanted to, and the county'd spend millions defending him.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

What an idiot! If he'd just joined the police force, he could murder all the homeless people he wanted to, and the county'd spend millions defending him.

Or he could have pointed them to GSK for gainful employment as test monkeys for antidepressants.
 
WLDB
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Pennsylvania hasnt executed anyone since 1999 so I wouldnt be surprised if this guy winds up dying of natural causes.