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Grand jury indicts man accused of killing well-known Richmond couple

Grand jury indicts man accused of killing well-known Richmond couple
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 11:13 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - A grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing a well-known couple in Richmond.

Thomas Birl was indicted on two counts of murder, arson and tampering with evidence.

Police say he shot and killed Chris and Gracie Hager in August.

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The Hagers owned the building where Birl and his girlfriend lived.

Detectives say the Hagers told the residents about a rent increase, that’s when Birl got upset and killed them.

Birl will be back in court October 7.

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