Body parts case reaches other states

September 26, 2008 6:50:00 AM PDT
Police are checking whether cases in other jurisdictions resemble the January death of a 36-year-old woman whose body parts were left along two interstate highways in eastern Pennsylvania in trash bags.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for 34-year-old Charles Hicks in the death of 36-year-old Deanna Marie Null. Hicks is accused of torturing and killing Null, dismembering her body and scattering parts in trash bags along Interstates 80 and 380 in the Stroudsburg area 70 miles north of Philadelphia. Hicks has pleaded not guilty.

At a hearing Thursday in the case, Monroe County District Attorney David Christine said police have been checking for possible connections with cases in other jurisdictions. He says state troopers plan to check on a death in Texas, where Hicks lived before moving to Pennsylvania in January.

Information from: Pocono Record, http://www.poconorecord.com/


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