American Airlines pilot arrested at Louisville airport, charged in 2015 triple homicide

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WKYT/WAVE) – An American Airlines pilot was removed from a flight in Louisville and charged in connection with a 2015 triple homicide.

Sister station WAVE reports Attorney General Andy Beshear confirmed via statement Saturday morning that Christian Richard Martin was arrested at the Louisville International Airport.

American Airlines confirmed Martin was a pilot on American Airlines flight 5523 leaving Louisville and headed to Charlotte.

Martin was arrested with help from the United States Marshals Service, LMPD and Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and charged in connection with the 2015 murders of Calvin and Pamela Phillips and Edward Dansereau.

The Christian County Detention Center website shows Martin facing charges of Murder, Arson, Burglary and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

According to the release from Beshear, the indictment stems from events that occurred on or about November 18, 2015, in which Calvin Phillips was found shot to death in his home located in Pembroke, Kentucky. The bodies of Mr. Phillips’ wife, Pamela, and their neighbor, Edward Dansereau, were found a few miles away in a corn field in a burned up car owned by Mrs. Phillips.