AG Issues Statement on Mays Verdict

AG Landry Statement on Mays Conviction by Lincoln Parish Jury

4/28/2016 4:44:00 PM

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement following today’s conviction of Cameron Mays on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon:

“Today’s verdict would not be possible without the brave victim’s courageous efforts. I am thankful for her assistance, and I am proud of the prosecutorial work done by my Criminal Division. Our office is dedicated to bringing criminals to justice and to keeping our communities safe. Today’s conviction is a testament to both.”

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Sentencing of Mays is expected in the coming weeks.

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14 Responses to “AG Issues Statement on Mays Verdict”

  1. Randal Hermes Says:

    I fully agree with the Attorney General’s statement, the victim is truly very courageous. The prosecutors from his office did an excellent job. I think we should add a “thank you” for the work of the Ruston Police Department. Their efforts helped take a violent criminal out of our community.

    • Anonymous Says:

      I wouldn’t call him a criminal. I would say someone who has made some wrong choices because that person could be any of our children. We have to be mindful what comes out of our mouth. According to the Word of God we ALL have sinned and fallen short of God’s Glory..Amen..Have a Bless Night!!!

      • Bob Sherunkel Says:

        What a baffoon. Indeed ALL have sinned but just because all have, doesnt mean you don’t call a spade a spade.

      • Cowboy Says:

        No, Randal Hermes is exactly correct to call Mays a violent criminal! Mays has been convicted by a jury on all counts of violent criminal offenses. Correctly labeling Mays a criminal accurately reflects his post conviction status. Being convicted of violent criminal charges is definitely the result of poor choices made by Mays, but this isn’t the time to worry about his poor upbringing or the fact that he is someone’s child. If his parents had done a better job, then it’s possible Mays would not be a convicted criminal, but more likely Mays made his choices despite the involvement of his parents in his upbringing. Labeling Mays a criminal is an observance of his status upon being convicted by a jury of violent criminal offenses and not any more a personal insult than being a criminal is to those still susceptible to the concept of shame!

        • Anonymous Says:

          Cowboy…I know Cameron and his family. He was raised in a solid Christian home with loving parents. None of his other siblings have every done anything like this, but lead prosperous lives. So this is not in any way indicative of his upbringing, just bad choices that he made.

          • Cowboy Says:

            Reread my comment and note where I state “..but more likely Mays made his choices despite the involvement of his parents in his upbringing.” I rightly assigned all blame for Mays’ action on Mays himself while absolving his parents of any negligence in his upbringing.

            The point of my comment was not to cast aspersions upon the ability of Mays’ parents to raise him properly, but to rebut the comment that sought to divert attention from Mays being labeled a criminal through the bleeding heart tactic of emphasizing that he is a child of loving parents who merely made bad choices so as to soften his image as a violent criminal. Reminding us that we are all sinners in no way erases the fact that Mays is rightly labeled a criminal.

      • DAN M. BURSON Says:

        THATS WHY ALL YOU CORRUPT POLICE AND POLITICIANS WILL BE SEVERELY JUDGED BY GOD AS YOUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN YOUR PARISH SEEKS JUSTICE THROUGH POLITICS AND NOT THE TRUTH LIKE IT SHOULD BE.

  2. anonymous Says:

    Criminal: One that has committed or been legally convicted of a crime.
    “some wrong choices” made him a criminal. So, yea, I’d call him a criminal because he IS a CRIMINAL. ROMANS 13:1-7
    Maybe you should think the victim could be any of our children.

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      YOU IDIOTS STILL THINK PEOPLE WHO SMOKE CANNABIS ARE CRIMINALS WHEN THEY ARE NOT. A MEDICINAL PLANT PUT HERE BY GOD FOR MANKIND TO USE. YOU HYPOCRITES BETTER GET YOUR ACTS TOGETHER. GO READ EXODUS 30 VERSES 22–24. IF YOU CAN NOT ACCEPT GODS MEDICINAL PLANT THEN YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE AS YOU OBVIOUSLY DONT TRUST GOD—-SO DONT SAY YOU DO.

  3. Oldman Says:

    Any man that would do that to any woman should be dealt with severely and as soon as possible . He needs to be made an example of so our wives,daughters and granddaughters can be a little safer when out and about. It took a mighty brave woman to go thru this and still be able to face him in court. Prison is too good for this piece of human trash.

  4. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    Please note that your District Attorney’s office did not prosecute this case. It was prosecuted by the Attorney General although your current DA was assigned the case months before being elected. Vast experience in pleading cases and shuffling the case to the able.

  5. Oldman Says:

    This makes you wonder just were this man went wrong or was he born that way. I believe if born that way would a stricter up bringing would have helped??? Now a days the policeman is a bad guy and that is wrong,our children see that and think they can do no wrong. No corporal punishment what so ever,”the teacher had better not touch my child” is wrong. Just look at the crime we have to day,we did not have this big of a problem fifty years ago. Tell me if I’m wrong but don’t we teach and train our pets better today than we do our children???? We can do better..

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