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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing sheriff

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Monroe County Sheriff Herbert Proffitt (Source: Supporting Heroes) Monroe County Sheriff Herbert Proffitt (Source: Supporting Heroes)
Charles Hammer (Source: Monroe County Detention Center) Charles Hammer (Source: Monroe County Detention Center)

MONROE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – Police have called in a revenge killing and now a grand jury has indicted a southern Kentucky man in the death of a former sheriff.

The murder charged came down Thursday afternoon against Charles Hammer, 81, who is accused of shooting former Monroe County Sheriff and Tompkinsville Police Chief Herbert "Sprocket" Proffitt, 82.

Proffitt was gunned down in his driveway in late August. Proffitt arrested Hammer a decade ago and authorities are investigating whether a desire for revenge prompted the slaying.

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