Trial begins for man accused of killing, dismembering woman

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Posted: Aug 09, 2016 7:41 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Trial is underway in Kentucky for a Lexington man accused of killing and dismembering a woman nearly two years ago.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ( 60-year-old Paris R. Charles' trial began Monday on murder and abuse of a corpse charges in the death of 50-year-old Goldia Massey.

Massey's son reported her missing in October 2014. Authorities say her arm was found along the Kentucky River in Henry County that month. Her torso was found along the river in Jessamine County that December.

Prosecutor Rewa Zakharia told jurors police found box cutters, saws and saw blades in Charles' home during a search.

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He was arrested in February 2015.

Charles' attorney Leslie Smith maintains her client's innocence. She says Massey's son gave police differing dates about when he had last seen his mother.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,