BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A judge in Boone County handed down a guilty verdict in a dismemberment case from 1994.
Raymond Clutter was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of Peggy Casey. When Judge David Melcher announced his decision, Casey's family applauded.
"It's been a long time, and it's been a hard time," said Casey's sister. "But I'm thankful to God that justice has prevailed today."
Parts of Casey's body were found throughout southwest Ohio following her disappearance in 1994.
The judge weighed the evidence for 22 days. Cutter is 62 years old and is serving a 20-year prison term on a sodomy conviction in a separate case. He faces life in prison for Casey's murder.