New Status Hearing in Keith Murder Case

Aug 5, 2014

Triple murder suspect Kenneth Keith

The latest status hearing in the triple murder case against Kenneth Keith has only led to another one. The next hearing is now set for October 7th. Commonwealth's Attorney Richie Bottoms says if the case goes to trial, it probably wouldn't happen until early next year.

Former pawn shop owner and pastor Keith's defense remains in place. He had been represented by Somerset lawyer Mark Stanziano, who was killed outside his office in late June. Stanziano's widow and legal partner Bethany is stepping in.

Bottoms has filed the appropriate papers to seeks capital punishment against Keith at trial.

Keith is accused of shooting to death last fall a couple who'd bought a Danville pawn shop from him, along with one of their customers.