WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu June 5, 2014
Lawsuit Filed Over Danville Pawnshop Shootings
A man accused of killing three people inside a central Kentucky pawnshop last year now faces a lawsuit filed by the mother of one of the victims. Barbara Lewis filed the lawsuit against 49 year old Burnside pastor Kenneth Allen Keith on behalf of herself and her two grandchildren who are 10 years and 20 months old.
Lewis' son, 35 year old Michael Hockensmith, and his wife, 38 year old Angela Hockensmith, of Stanford and 60 year old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond were killed in the shootings.
The lawsuit filed in Boyle County Circuit Court seeks $665,000 for Michael Hockensmith's lost wages and $7,341 for funeral expenses as well as unspecified damages and damages for the two children.