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Guilty verdicts returned in TARC bus murder

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Rico Robinson (Source: Family photo) Rico Robinson (Source: Family photo)
Martin Keehn (Source: LMDC) Martin Keehn (Source: LMDC)
Jeffrey Kingdon (Source: LMDC) Jeffrey Kingdon (Source: LMDC)
Police investigating at the scene on July 23, 2012. Police investigating at the scene on July 23, 2012.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After hearing three days of testimony, jurors only needed two hours of deliberation before reaching a verdict in the trial of two men accused of fatally shooting a 17-year-old on board a TARC bus.

According to the Commonwealth's Attorney Office, the jury found Jeffrey Kingdon and Martin Keehn guilty in the death of Rico Robinson Jr.  

Louisville Metro police said on the afternoon of July 23, 2012, Robinson was on a TARC bus on Goldsmith Lane approaching the intersection with Bardstown Road. Kingdon and Keehn were in a car that pulled in front of the bus and stopped. After getting onto the bus, the two got into a fight with Robinson before shooting him.  

Keehn and Kingdon fled in the car and were later arrested in Indianapolis. 

Kingdon was found guilty of murder, tampering with physical evidence and wanton endangerment. Keehn was found guilty of complicity to manslaughter.

Once the verdicts were announced, the penalty phase of the trial began.

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