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Pilot Arrested For 2015 Mystery Triple Homicide Case

Pilot Arrested For 2015 Mystery Triple Homicide Case

State AG Andy Beshear said the 51-year-old was suspected of killing Calvin Phillips, his wife, Pamela, and their neighbor, Edward Dansereau on November 18, 2015. His wife, Pamela, and a neighbour, Dansereau, were discovered dead in a nearby field inside Pamela's auto, which had been burned, according to the Associated Press. He remains in the Christian County Detention Center without bond.

Bashear claimed that Martin shot his victims and used a auto to transport their bodies to a nearby cornfield where he set the vehicle on fire with the corpses inside.

John Kelly, a representative for the Phillips family, told CNN that Calvin Phillips was scheduled to testify against Martin.

A Christian County grand jury indicted Martin on Friday on three counts of murder; one count of arson; one count of attempted burglary in the first degree; and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.

In a 2016 interview with a local TV station, he denied being involved in the murders.

It wasn't immediately known whether Martin has an attorney who could comment on the charges. Martin was still wearing his pilot's uniform in a Christian County Jail mugshot photo released by officials.

Following the murders, Martin was confined on a post at Fort Campbell for four days after being called a person of interest in the death investigation, according to FOX 17.

After the indictment, American Airlines said Martin has been placed on administrative suspension pending the outcome of the case.

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Martin was arrested early Saturday morning at the Louisville International Airport.

Martin's defense attorney in the 2015 case, Lexington, Kentucky-based Tucker Richardson, told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN that Phillips and Martin were friends, adding that he doesn't believe Martin committed the murders.

American Airlines also issued a statement: "All of us at American Airlines and PSA Airlines are deeply saddened to have learned about these allegations from 2015".

"I'm very much looking forward to seeing this trial convey exactly who he is and have him defend his actions", said Matt. Beshear took over the case after their son met with him, anxious his parents' murderer would get away with his crimes.

Christian Martin was taken away in handcuffs prior to taking off for a flight from Louisville, KY to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend.

"I never flew with him", said Lance.

American told CBS a criminal background check had been conducted on Martin and found no criminal history that would disqualify him from being a commercial pilot.

Lance was a flight attendant for PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, where Martin has been flying planes for at least a year now. "We will provide any investigative assistance possible to law enforcement throughout their investigation".