Darlene VanderGiesen suffered a horrific death at the hands of Daphne Wright, Minnehaha County Stateâ€™s Attorney Dave Nelson said moments ago during his closing statement.
VanderGiesenâ€™s body â€œwas desecrated in ways we can not find words to describe,â€ Nelson told the jurors.
â€œShe was cut up into 4 pieces by a chain saw,â€ he said. â€œWhen you hear the word accident, imagine what it must have been like to have that chain saw tear Darlene apart.â€
Prosecutors maintain that after kidnapping and murdering VanderGiesen, Wright sawed her body at the knees and waist, and tried to burn the parts before disposing of them in a Dumpster and a Minnesota highway ditch.
â€œIf it were up to this defendant, (Darlene) would find her eternal grave at the Sioux Falls Sanitary Landfill among a bunch of household trash. When you hear accident, think about that grave.â€
(( Source:Â Argus Leader ))