Michael Dixon on Trial in Dismemberment Murder of James Whitaker
Michael T. Dixon, 41, is facing two counts of murder, both with gun specifications; one count of felonious assault with a gun specification; seven counts of tampering with evidence; one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; one count of gross abuse of a corpse; and one count of sexual battery.
He is alleged to have killed 56-year-old James T. Whitaker, using a firearm to facilitate the killing, and then to have broken the skull on Whitaker’s dead body, broken and/or cut its bones, and burned the remains. He is also accused of having cleaned up and rearranged the crime scene; having stolen, sold or destroyed a flat-screen TV that was evidence in the case; having produced a fake suicide note supposedly written by Whitaker; and having engaged in evidence tampering with two firearms. The sexual battery charge alleges that he engaged in sexual conduct with his 19-year-old daughter, who is also facing charges in connection with the alleged attempt to cover up Whitaker’s murder.
Source: Law&Crime Network