Hashway Murder Case Set For September Trial

Cameron Kinte Mays

A September 28 trial date has been set for Cameron Kinte Mays, accused of the June, 2012 home invasion and murder of Cypress Springs resident Dr. Sue Hashway, 63, a retired Grambling State University (GSU) professor. The action came this afternoon in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court, Division B, with brand-new Judge Tommy Rogers presiding.

Prior to the trial, however, there will be a hearing on February 18 to appoint another attorney to represent Mays.

As we had reported last week, Deanna McCallum, who is the wife of another judge in the 3rd JD, Jay McCallum, won’t be serving as court-appointed attorney, as she is expected to begin working for the 3rd JD’s District Attorney’s Office.

McCallum briefly conferred with Mays prior to the start of today’s court session.

In connection with the case, Brandon Bonton, who is an alleged accomplice of Mays, today had his preliminary exam hearing reset until April 21.

Notable in the courtroom today were a couple of Ruston Police Department (RPD) officers, including Chief Steve Rogers.

The RPD investigated the case initially, and made the arrests in 2012.

Representing the State was First Assistant District Attorney Laurie James.

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