Danville pawnshop reopens, sales to benefit victims' children

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:50 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Gold, Games, and More Pawnshop reopened, for a benefit, to a packed crowd after more than a month since a triple homicide in Danville left pawnshop co-owners and a business client dead.

Co-owner, Steve Divine, opened the pawnshop on Monday to dozens of community members, and he plans to give all the money from sales to Mike and Angela Hockensmith's two young children. The Hockensmith's were shot dead on Sept. 20.  

While choking back tears Divine said his friends would have been humbled and proud of their community.

Many of the Hokensmith's customers showed up to buy items, and many left additional donations for their children. The Hockensmith's children were in the shop the day they were killed. Their 9-year-old son dialed 911.

One family friend said Monday's sales were amazing and he was happy the community stepped up for the children.

The shop will be open every day this week from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Divine said on Friday he plans to auction off whatever items are left at the pawnshop and those proceeds will also go to the Hockensmith children.

Kenneth Allen Keith, 48, a pastor from Burnside, Ky., is charged with the three murders.  Keith has pleaded not guilty.
 

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