Wife of Slain Attorney Takes on Ky. Pawn Shop Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The widow of a prominent defense attorney says she is now representing a man accused of murdering three people at a Danville pawn shop last year.

Media reports that Bethany Stanziano appeared in Boyle County Circuit Court Monday on behalf of Kenneth A. Keith, who is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. The fatal shootings happened in a pawn shop co-owned by the Hockensmiths.

Keith had been represented by prominent defense attorney Mark Stanziano until he was gunned down in June. Bethany Stanziano, who practiced law with her husband in Somerset, asked to postpone Keith's hearing until October so police can finish testing evidence and she can review it.

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