Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday afternoon that the man charged in the 2015 triple homicide in Pembroke will be arraigned next week.
Christian Richard Martin, 51, is scheduled to be arraigned at 11:30 a.m. May 22 in Christian Circuit Court.
Martin was indicted Friday on three counts of murder; one count of arson; one count of attempted arson, burglary in the first degree; and three counts of tampering with physical evidence, Beshear announced Saturday morning.
The indictment was sealed until Martin was taken into custody. However, Martin was arrested Saturday morning while at the Louisville International Airport.
Christian County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Chris Miller stood alongside Beshear and special prosecutor John Heck as the information was released via Livestream on Monday.
Heck along with special prosecutor Barbara Whaley will be prosecuting the case, according to Beshear.
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"This obviously has a lot of moving parts," Miller said. "The impact that a case like this has on a community is very profound, and it's something Christian County Sheriff's Office takes very seriously. We certainly appreciate everything (the attorney general's office) has done."
Martin was arrested early Saturday morning at the Louisville International Airport, with help from the United States Marshals Service, Christian County Sheriff's Office and Louisville Metro Police. Martin had been working as a pilot for a subsidiary of American Airlines since last fall. Beshear said Martin had been living in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The case was investigated by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Office.
The indictment stems from events that occurred on or about Nov. 18, 2015, in which Calvin Phillips was found shot to death in his home in Pembroke. The bodies of his wife, Pamela Phillips, and their neighbor, Edward Dansereau, were found a few miles away in a corn field in a burned up car owned by Mrs. Phillips.
Beshear was unable to comment on any evidence in the case. However, Martin's indictment did add some details to the murders.
According to the court documents, Martin allegedly shot and killed Calvin Phillips with a .45 caliber pistol and shot Pamela Phillips and Dansereau with a .22 caliber firearm. The documents also added that he allegedly set fire to Mrs. Phillips' car while she and Dansereau were inside and attempted to set fire to the Phillips' home with Mr. Phillips' body inside.
The indictment states that Martin is a former military officer, and Calvin Phillips was set to testify against Martin in a military court martial at the time of the murder.
Beshear said in the livestream that he met with the family's son, Matt Phillips, nearly two years ago when Matt was worried that the case had stalled and that justice would not come. Beshear shared that he felt a need to take on the case and promised Matt that his office would do what they could.
Based on that meeting, Beshear accepted a request from the local commonwealth's attorney to appoint a special prosecutor from the attorney general's office to handle the case. After two years of investigative work, Beshear announced the indictment.
"I hope this is a day that brings some justice to these families," Beshear said. "There are many steps from here, but we hope this is one example of when you never stop seeking justice, when you never give up, that we can truly get important results for these families."
Martin is being held at the Christian County Jail. Christian Circuit Court Judge John Adkins has ordered Martin be held without bond.