STROUDSBURG -- Charles Hicks was convicted of murdering and dismembering a woman in the Poconos. Jurors decided Tuesday night he deserves the death penalty.
Now Newswatch 16 has learned Hicks told investigators this was not his first kill.
For six and a half hours jurors deliberated Charles Hicks' fate, a life or death decision. Ultimately, they decided on death.
Hicks had no comment on his way out of the courtroom except to say he loves his family.
On Friday, the same jurors convicted Hicks of murdering and dismembering Deanna Null of Scranton, putting her body parts in trash bags, and then scattering them on interstate highways in Lackawanna and Monroe Counties.
During the penalty phase of the trial, Hicks' mother, sister, and former fiancee testified on his behalf, describing his drug problems.
His sister told jurors, "My brother is not a monster."
They left the courthouse in tears.
Investigators now reveal that after his conviction, Hicks admitted to killing at least five other women in Texas.
"He made certain admissions that he had killed some women down there and that's going to also be investigated and may result in some charges," said Michael Mancuso, Assistant District Attorney of Monroe County.
Pennsylvania State Police say they have been working with Texas Rangers since 2008. They say that's when Charles Hicks moved from the Lone Star State to Coolbaugh Township in Monroe County.
They say he was here less than a month before he killed Null. They suspected it was not his first murder.
"I don't think you just start at this level. What he did to Deanna Null I think was indicative of someone who has done similar things in the past," Mancuso said.
Hicks is due back in court in Monroe County on January 6 to be formally sentenced.