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Detective: Casings, money bands, receipts tie pastor to 3 murders

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Kenneth A. Keith leaving the courtroom after a judge denied him bond on Monday. Kenneth A. Keith leaving the courtroom after a judge denied him bond on Monday.

PULASKI COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Bond was denied for a Kentucky pastor Monday after a detective testified a shell casing found inside the pastor's business matched casings from a .22 caliber pistol used to murder three people in a Danville store.

Kenneth Allen Keith was taken into custody and charged with three counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Mike and Angela Hockensmith and their client, Daniel Smith, on October 9.

In court on Monday Danville Police Detective Kevin Peel testified in addition to shell casings from the scene of the murders matching a shell case found inside a shop owned by Keith, money bands and receipts belonging to Smith were also found inside his Somerset business.

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Police said they responded to the September 20 shooting after a 9-year-old boy called 911 and told police there was a robbery that led to the shootings at ABC Gold Games and More.

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The Hockensmith's co-owned the store with Steve Devine would said Keith once owned Kings Corner pawn shop in the same location as their business. 

Devine said Mike Hockensmith was Keith's manager before the store changed owners and names this past summer.

Keith serves as pastor for the Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside. He lived in a house next door and he also owned Gold Rush Gold Buyers in Somerset.

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