Man to stand trial in Poconos slaying and dismemberment

March 14, 2008 2:34:09 PM PDT
A Monroe County man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of a woman whose body parts were found scattered in trash bags in the Poconos. The preliminary hearing was held Friday for 33-year-old Charles Ray Hicks of Tobyhanna.

Hicks is charged in the death of 36-year-old Deanna Marie Null. Parts of her body, except her hands, were found Jan. 29 in trash bags scattered along Interstates 380 and 80.

Hicks was arrested last weekend at his home, where investigators say they found severed human hands inside.