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Arrests made in Shively double murder case

By Eric Flack

(LOUISVILLE) -- A Shively couple says there is no closure, but a small sense of justice after police arrest three men for the murder of their son. 22 year old Aaron Pike and 20 year old Lydell Perks were found shot to death inside the Pike family home July 29th. As WAVE 3 Investigator Eric Flack reports, now that police say they know who did it -- Pike's family and friends want to know why.

In a home with a sign that reads Pike's paradise, there is now only grief.

"Hardest thing I ever had to go through in my life," said Tim Pike.

He and his wife Lynn, parents, lost without their oldest son.

"We are a tight loving family and someone has taken part of that away," she said.

The emotions are now stirred up five months after Aaron Pike's murder with the news three men have now been arrested for the crime. 20 year old Jesse Galloway, 21 year old Corey Yelder, and 18 year old Stephen Smith are all in jail and charged with the murder and robbery of Aaron and his friend Lydell Perks.

They were shot dead inside the Pike family home. At a press conference Friday, police released virtually no details about what motivated the killing.

With no answers from investigators, Aaron's friends and family can only assume the Butler High School grad with a 4.0 GPA must have somehow fallen in with the wrong crowd.

"I don't know how anyone could be so ruthless," best friend Johnathan Hatfield said, tears running down his face.

"Come in here and see these pictures of his family, and take them from all of em."

Aaron's parents say hard times still lie ahead as they prepare to face their sons alleged killers at trail. But justice, and memories, are all they have to hold on to.

"I love him, I always told him that," a tearful Lynn Pike said.

"We've lost a very special person in our family."

While police did not release ay details about their investigation Friday, at the time of the crimes investigators said the shooting may have been related to an altercation earlier in the day.

Unfortunately, Aaron Pike's parents couldn't be much help to police. They were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. When they returned, they pulled onto their street only to find police cars and ambulances outside their home.

Online Reporter:  Eric Flack

Online Producer: Charles Gazaway

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