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Kentucky Pastor Charged In Pawn Shop Slayings Attended Funeral

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky pastor charged in a triple slaying in a Danville pawn shop attended the funeral for the couple who acquired the business from the suspect.

Tony Hockensmith, whose brother and sister-in-law died in the shootings, said Kenneth Allen Keith offered condolences at the funeral.

Keith was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of murder and robbery. Keith is a pastor in Burnside and has a gold-buying business in Somerset.

Hockensmith said Thursday he's sickened by the arrest of his brother's friend in the September 20 slayings at ABC Gold, Games and More.

Hockensmith said there had been conflict over the pawn shop's sale. Also, he said his brother had sold gold to Keith but shifted business to someone else.

The shop's owners, 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith and his 38-year-old wife, Angela Hockensmith, were killed in the shootings, along with 60-year-old Daniel P. Smith of Richmond. Two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 14-month-old girl who were in the store, were unharmed.

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