Trial Underway For Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering Former Girlfriend

L.P. Phillips
May 14, 2019 - 3:41 pm
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FORT WORTH (KRLD) - A gruesome capital murder trial is underway in a Tarrant County court. 

Kevin Wayne Powell of White Settlement is accused of killing then dismembering his girlfriend Kacey Nutter. The indictment says police believe the murder happened December 15, 2015. 

Nutter's body was never found. Court documents say police suspect Powell killed Nutter "by manner and means unknown to the grand jury."

One court document says police believe Powell, a remodeling contractor, used a table saw to dismember Nutter's body. The document says the saw was in the bedroom of a home on Downe Drive in White Settlement, and that Powell used a barrel of chemicals to dispose of the remains. Police were tipped off months later when Nutter's grandmother reported her missing, and a Fort Worth Police sergeant recognized Powell as someone his relative knew.

The sergeant's relative said he talked with Powell and that he had seen blood splattered around the bedroom walls.

The document says police think Powell later painted the room to cover the blood.

If convicted of capital murder the penalty will be life without parole.