TARC shooting suspects plead not guilty, possible motive revealed

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 15 at 4:09 AM

(WHAS11) -- The two men accused in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Rico Robinson Jr. on a TARC Bus in July appeared in court this week. Jeffrey Kingdon entered a not guilty plea on Monday, while Martin Keehn pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

While in court, Keehn’s attorney, Chris Moses, stated that Robinson robbed the two men on the day of his death and on previous occasions. Moses then asked for Keehn to be released from jail and put on home incarceration, but the Commonwealth objected.

“There’s no way I can stretch my imagination to think home incarceration is appropriate under these circumstances,” Erin McKenzie said.

A judge ordered that Keehn stay behind bars on $500,000 full cash bond citing the seriousness of the crime and that he is a flight risk.

Police believe the two men got on the 23 TARC bus at Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane and shot Robinson. Both fled and were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals last week in Indianapolis.
 

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