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Pretrial hearing postponed in Gibson decapitation case

Pretrial hearing postponed in Gibson decapitation case

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:44 pm
By: The Associated Press

The Messenger 09.25.08

HUMBOLDT (AP) — A pretrial hearing for a West Tennessee man charged with murdering his mother and dismembering her body was reset to Oct. 20 in Humboldt.
The Jackson Sun quoted the attorney for David Climer Jr. saying a medical report on the cause of Dorris DeBerry’s death has not come back.
Climer is charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. He has pleaded not guilty.
Investigators said Climer told them he used a power saw to decapitate his mother’s body and cut off her limbs but did not admit killing her.
Authorities said Climer and DeBerry lived in a mobile home outside Gibson.
Police found human remains believed to be those of DeBerry on Jan. 25, buried in a woods in Madison County.
Investigators believe DeBerry died in late November and that Climer buried her remains around Dec. 5.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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