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Kentucky pastor charged with murder attended victims' funerals

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by kyredneck, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Wow, I just found out the suspect in this heinous crime was (supposedly) a Baptist preacher:

    "...Kenneth A. Keith, 48, the pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky., allegedly shot and killed gold-buying store proprietors Michael and Angela Hockensmith, and a customer, Daniel P. Smith, on Sept. 20.

    And just days later, Keith paid his respects at a Sept. 24 funeral service for the slain couple, who left behind a 9-year-old son and a 14-month old daughter. He offered his condolences to the devastated mourners, showing no sign that he perpetrated what authorities say was an act of cold-blooded violence, relatives said...."

    ...and to complicate matters, he evidently has a brain tumor:

    Violence 'extremely out of character' for pastor accused in triple homicide, friend says

    "...a former business partner and longtime friend of Keith told the Herald-Leader on Thursday that the alleged actions of the pastor, who had been treated for brain cancer, were "extremely out of character for him."...."

    "....The Hollises said Keith had brain cancer and had received chemotherapy and radiation. The Hollises understood that Keith was cancer free, but still had a tumor in his head. Keith suffered severe headaches at times, the Hollises said.

    The Hollises wondered whether a tumor could explain Keith's actions, if in fact he committed the murders as charged.

    "Something bad, bad, bad wrong has happened if he did do this," Eugene Hollis said.

    Boyle Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms said Thursday that he could not discuss possible motive or evidence at this point. He said he could not confirm Keith had been diagnosed with brain cancer.

    "I'm 100 percent convinced that Mr. Keith did this," Bottoms said, "so I feel confident going forward with the prosecution of the case. The challenges are in the complication of handling a case with three deaths involved."..."
  2. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2006
  3. preacher4truth

    preacher4truth New Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    We know a man, a very decent man who became very hateful to his wife verbally. She couldn't figure out why, and was of course quite upset. They then found he had a brain tumor. His behavior was uncharacteristic. Unfortunately he did die soon after, but at least his wife knew what caused it.