A February 22, 2016 trial date for accused murderer Cameron Mays and his alleged accomplice Brandon Bonton is still on schedule, Assistant Attorney General Mike Ruddick said in Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court this morning in Ruston.
Ruddick said he would be trying Mays first on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated burglary that allegedly occurred near the Cypress Springs neighborhood where retired Grambling State University Professor Dr. Sue Hashway was found slain in June of 2012. The alleged victim in the rape and kidnapping case was a Louisiana Tech student.
Representing Mays is Public Defender James Buckley.
A 1/19/16 status hearing is set for Mays.
Bonton was also in court this morning, where he enrolled as his attorney of record Robert Noel, of Monroe. He is charged with accessory to 2nd degree murder, accessory to burglary, possession of stolen things, and theft of a firearm.
Presiding this morning was Division B Judge Tommy Rogers.