Trial set for man accused of killing, dismembering woman
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia man accused of killing a woman whose body he hid in pieces.
The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports jury selection in the trial of 75-year-old Argie Lee Jeffers Sr. is set to start in July. Jeffers was charged with murder and concealment of a deceased human body in February 2018, months after pieces of Carrie Sowards were found in the Guyandotte River.
A criminal complaint says investigators found evidence of a major “bloodletting incident” at Jeffers’ home, along with DNA samples believed to belong to Sowards. Jeffers told police they were in a volatile relationship.
A relative of Jeffers told police he’d been asked to dispose of buckets containing body parts that police said were consistent of those missing from Sowards’ body.
Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com