The Richmond Register

October 17, 2013

Pastor charged in shootings pleads not guilty


Associated Press

DANVILLE — A pastor charged with shooting and killing three people at a Danville pawn shop has pleaded not guilty. Daniel Smith, 60, a gold buyer from Richmond was one of the victims.

Kenneth Keith Allen, 48, of Burnside entered the plea Wednesday morning in Boyle District Court. Keith is charged with shooting the owners of ABC Gold Games and More, 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith and his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith, and Smith.

All three were killed inside the shop on Sept. 20.

Police say Keith was upset with the Hockensmiths and accused them of hurting him financially.

Keith’s attorneys say police have charged the wrong man in the shootings.