Greensboro man found guilty of killing, dismembering wife

Winfred Simpson

Winfred Simpson

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Greensboro man who was accused of killing and dismembering his wife nearly two years ago. 

Officials say Winfred Scott Simpson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Retha Simpson. 

He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

A day after Retha Simpson was reported missing in March, 2010, authorities found her dismembered body in a trash bag on a trail. 

Winfred Simpson was arrested the same day.  Police said they found blood, cleaning supplies and fingerprint’s at the couple’s home while he was being questioned. 

Friends and family of Retha Simpson previously said they hoped the trial would bring some closure. 



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