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.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, http://www.herald-dispatch.com

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