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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Anthony Hopkins kept wife Arletha in freezer four years

Information on this case has really been hard to find. These are links to articles posted by wkrv.com in Mobile.

Hopkins Indicted In Freezer Murder
Trial Date Set For Preacher Accused Of Stuffing Wife In Freezer
Autopsy Complete On Body Found…
Hopkins Isolated From Prisoners
Man Pleads Not Guilty In Frozen Body Death:
Body Of Ala. Evangelist's Wife Was Stored In A Freezer For 3 Years
Posted: 5:41 PM Aug 5, 2008
Reporter: CBS/AP
(CBS/AP) A part-time south Alabama evangelist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in the death of his wife, a mother of eight whose body had been stored in a freezer at least three years.
Through his attorney, Anthony Hopkins, 37, also pleaded not guilty to separate charges of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy and incest.
Prosecutors said the teenage victim in that case is a female relative who is pregnant with his baby. Her disclosure of the alleged sexual abuse led police to find the body in the freezer on July 28.
Mobile County District Judge Charles McKnight set bond at $750,000 on the murder charge in the death of 36-year-old Arletha Hopkins and $10,000 on each of the sex charges. It was not immediately known if Hopkins, father of six of the children, could post bond. He made no comment in court and was returned to jail.
Hopkins maintains his innocence, said defense attorney Jeff Deen.
A trial date has not been set, as far as I can find.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oct 19th, 2009 was suppose to be the start of Hopkins trial but i can't find any info as to if it actually began or is still in limbo.