Man Charged With Killing Dismembered Woman Found Along Highways

Police say a man has been charged with killing a woman whose dismembered remains were found dumped along Pennsylvania highways in January.

Police say 33-year-old Charles Ray Hicks was arrested in the death of 36-year-old Deanna Null. He told reporters at his arraignment Saturday that authorities had the wrong man.

Police say the victim's severed head was found near his house. Two severed human hands were found hidden in his bathroom, but police did not say whether they belonged to Null.

Most of Null's remains were found Jan. 29 in trash bags strewn along Interstates 80 and 380.

Hicks is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. He is being held without bail. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.