Cameron Mays Assigned Counsel in Hashaway Case

Dr. Sue Hashaway

Dr. Sue Hashaway

Cameron Mays, the accused murderer of retired Grambling State University (GSU) professor Dr. Sue Hashway was assigned an “indigent defender” counsel this morning in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court, Judge Wayne Smith presiding.

Assigned was Farmerville attorney Deanna McCallum, who is the wife of another judge in the 3rd JD, Jay McCallum. According to courtroom sources, Deanna had previously contracted with the Public Defender Board.

Hashaway was killed nearly two years ago, in June 2012, in the normally quiet Cypress Springs neighborhood of Ruston, in what appeared to be a home invasion and robbery.

Several days after the crime, the Ruston Police Department (RPD) arrested Cameron Mays, 26, of Ruston and charged him with Hashaway’s murder. He was also charged in another home invasion and rape that occurred in the same neighborhood.

Several months later, four others were indicted and charged with being an accessory, among other charges.

Mays had originally retained Shreveport attorney Joseph Clark, who passed away “within the past 60 days,” according to Judge Smith. Several hearings on the case had been postponed during Clark’s illness.

Smith ordered a May 13, 2014 sanity hearing for Mays.

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