Tompkinsville

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7:57 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Monroe County Man Indicted in Shooting of Ex-Sheriff

A grand jury has indicted a southern Kentucky man in the death of a former sheriff in what police have called a possible revenge killing. The panel handed up the murder charge Thursday afternoon against 81-year-old Charles Hammer, who is accused of shooting the former Monroe County sheriff and former Tompkinsville police chief, 82-year-old Herbert "Sprocket" Proffitt.

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