KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Linda Kay Gibson was murdered in Kalamazoo eight years ago, and the man police believe murdered her was arrested in May for severely beating his daughter.
Besham Brian Sugrim was arrested for the May beating and sentenced to four years in prison.
After the sentence, his wife came forward with information he confessed to her he killed a woman in 2003, stabbing her and disposing of her body in the same spot where Gibson was found.
But when police questioned him about his wife's story, Sugrim said he "doesn't remember it." A court document obtained by 24 Hour News 8 also revealed that when police asked him whether he killed Gibson, he didn't say his wife was lying, he only said he "doesn't remember it."
Linda Gibson's naked, badly beaten and stabbed body was found in the 2200 block of Palmer Street on Sept. 14, 2003, just a few blocks from where Sugrim and his family lived.
In her statement to police, Sugrim's wife said one day in 2003 "he came home disheveled and upset...(he had) just done something very bad."
According to testimony and court documents, Sugrim then told his wife he killed a woman in the couple's van.
His wife waited so long to come forward - again according to court documents - was that she was afraid he would kill her and their children if she ever turned him in.
But since he was sentenced to four years in prison, she decided to tell the police what she knew.
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