According to court documents Charles Hicks would murder Deanna Null and would then dismember her body. Hicks would drop off body parts along the Interstate in Pennsylvania
Charles Hicks would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
Charles Hicks would also confess to a murder in Texas
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Parole Number: LX7908
Date of Birth: 05/20/1974
Height: 5′ 03″
Current Location: PHOENIX
Permanent Location: PHOENIX
Committing County: MONROE
Charles Hicks Case
Charles Ray Hicks Jr., of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, convicted of first-degree murder in the January 2008 death and dismemberment of Deanna Null of Scranton, leaves the courtroom Nov. 17, 2014, at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, during the penalty phase of the trial. An eastern Pennsylvania jury imposed the death penalty on Hicks
The Monroe County man sentenced to death this week in Pennsylvania for the 2008 Pocono Mountains killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live
Hicks, 40, of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to death Tuesday after being convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of 36-year-old Deanna Null, whose severed remains were found in trash bags along Interstates 80 and 380 near Stroudsburg six years ago. Authorities say Hicks severely beat Null and started dismembering her while she was still alive. Her hands were found hidden in the walls of his home.
Hicks lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area prior to moving to Pennsylvania in late 2007 for a job with a defense contractor, according to Wendy Serfass, a detective with the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Texas Rangers have known since at least 2009 about Hicks’ claims to have killed in Texas, she said. But Hicks declined to speak with investigators until Monday, when prosecutors offered to remove the death penalty as a punishment if he provided information about crimes in Texas. But the information wasn’t satisfactory to investigators, Serfass said.
She declined to say how many killings Hicks claimed to have committed, but she said investigators are reviewing multiple unsolved homicides in North Texas.
“I don’t think this is done as far as Texas is concerned,” she said
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a statement Thursday that Rangers are investigating the claims with the help of other Texas law enforcement agencies and that the department had nothing else to say about the matter.
Hicks’ lawyer during the trial, Monroe County public defender Jason LaBar, didn’t immediately respond to a phone message Thursday seeking comment.