DANVILLE, Ky. — Attorneys for a former Kentucky preacher accused of killing three people are seeking a change of venue for their client’s trial.
News outlets report that during a Monday hearing on a request to move the trial, attorneys for 51-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith cited a telephone survey as evidence that Keith can’t receive a fair trial in Boyle County.
Of the 401 surveyed by a Louisville polling firm, 65 percent said they thought Keith was guilty of the crimes.
Prosecutors said the survey also showed that 74 percent of respondents said they think Keith can receive a fair trial.
Keith has pleaded not guilty to burglary, robbery and murder in the 2013 shooting deaths of Michael Hockensmith, Angela Hockensmith and Daniel Smith at a Danville pawn shop.
Judge Darren Peckler hasn’t yet ruled on the request.