Mays Sentenced to Life w/o Parole

Cameron Mays, convicted last month of Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Rape, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, was this morning sentenced in Third Judicial District Court in Ruston to two life terms, plus twenty years.

The sentences will be concurrent (served at the same time), and are not eligible for parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

Division B Judge Tommy Rogers said that there was no victim impact statement, but that the victim “dramatically and eloquently testified to her absolute terror” during her testimony at trial.

Rogers also said that Mays’ testimony at his trial showed a “total disregard for the truth,” and that he was “unwilling to take responsibility” for his crimes.

A Second Degree Murder charge against Mays is still pending, and his alleged accomplice in the murder, Brandon Bonton, is scheduled for trial on September 26. Susan Hashway, 64, was found dead in her home several days after the Monday, 6/4/12 kidnapping and rape.

Kevin Owens, Mays alleged accomplice in the rape and kidnapping, was originally scheduled to be a prosecution witness, but last February “dropped of the face of the earth” and couldn’t be located by prosecutor Mike Ruddick.

Owens has never been charged in the case.

Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers, and Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone were seen in the courtroom today.


31 Responses to “Mays Sentenced to Life w/o Parole”

  1. Oldman Says:

    Bring back old time justice,no sense the man sitting in prison and costing the tax payer money for the rest of his life. He will have shelter,at least two meals a day, clothing,medical and tv while sitting on his butt doing nothing. Waste of time and money that could be better spent on other things like education.

    • Bob Sherunkel Says:

      hang him in railroad park tomorrow?

      • Oldman Says:

        Today would be fine

      • PTSD!!! Says:

        Why don’t they hang you just for being a racist.

        • Oldman Says:

          No I’m not racist,I just believe in right and wrong. People have come to the point were they think they can do anything and get away with it,this has to stop. What is the use of putting someone in jail for life? Bring back public hanging and you will see crime all most go away,put it this way there will be no repeat offenders. Any life sentence would be a death sentence,over night you would see a difference. Does that make me a racist?

    • Anonymous Says:

      My thoughts exactly.

  2. old school Says:

    I say stuff him with an old dried out corncob for a few hours , then take him out back give her a bat and let her have him until she gets tired then hang him !

    • Uknowwhoiam Says:

      That just goes to show how much racism still exists in this little town. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s and city police court system is really good in throwing the book at blacks. But really ? Raping a white woman, seems to me all of you(racist white folk) should’ve been hung in railroad park years ago for raping and robbing black women. I guess the judge charged him with all of the unsolved murders involving young black men in Ruston, since they can’t seem to solve them.

      • Oldman Says:

        just because he’s black he should go free????not. Being black has nothing to do with it. Blacks are more racist than whites any day. I read the past 4 posts and the word black did not show up anywere. Get off your butt and be reponsible for your actions,nobody owes you anything. Black or white he raped that woman and he should pay. Blacks commit more crimes than whites so there are more blacks in jail. Get over lt.

        • Anonymous Says:

          That’s your problem, y’all think we still dumb. The word black didn’t have to be mentioned, everybody know who was hung from trees, oh but I guess you didn’t use the word hang either? And I do agree that he should be punished but too pass a sentence like that just to make a point, they couldn’t get what they wanted so they took it. And in your own words, Y’all raped all those black women and YALL should be made to pay them.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Yall=you and your ancestors.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Yall=you and your ancestors. And blacks do not commit more crimes than whites. We could never catch up when it come to committing crimes, especially those against humanitarian.

            • Oldman Says:

              get that racist chip off of your shoulder,no judge or court will treat you any different from any one else. your attitude stinks and that’s what people see and not your color. Nobody owes you anything so quit acting like they do.

              • ustillknowwhoiam Says:

                No you don’t owe me anything for God is repaying you daily, just by having to co exist with blacks. You know darn well no white man would have received two life sentences for raping a black woman. And please stop Luongo yourself saying your not a racist go back and read your comments. Then look around the city of Ruston. It’s still segregated. Like I said, stop lying to yourself. I kept up with the case, and agree with the judge about the defendants disposition. But you and your friend could have kept your comments to yourself. Y’all always starting stuff and turning the blame on others. You people are the reason all forms of corruption and hate in this nation. Blacks are forced to commit crimes just to try and survive. But we are not the violent ones for if we were the race war yall want would have taken place long time ago. Y’all think God shows more favor toward you. But pay day is coming. Because he is no respect or of person. And your days of oppression is very short.

                • Oldman Says:

                  You are one sick person.

                • Oldman Says:

                  Blacks are not “forced”to commit crimes just to survive,how about getting a job and paying your own way?

                • anonymous Says:

                  If you kept up with the case, then you know a jury, which was made up of white and black, decided by the evidence that he was guilty of not only rape but kidnapping and possession of a firearm. He also stole property. He got sentenced to two life sentences for the rape and the kidnapping because of the evidence. The jury could have reduced it from aggravated but they didn’t see it that way. You can be mad at all these peoples’ comments but don’t you forget about the victim. She did not ask for any of this. He remained cocky and w/ no remorse. He got exactly what he deserved. Now doesn’t he have a murder trial coming up? He’s pure evil. All that crap about “oh he just made bad choices” is bullsh&t.

      • Anonymous Says:



      • Anonymous Says:

        You idiot. No one said anything about black. Honestly I didn’t even know he was black until now and I automatically agreed to hanging them. Just your racist mouth and quit pulling the race card.

  3. Bob Sherunkel Says:

    Solve black on black violence and mistreatment of women, and then get back to me.
    Solve absentee fathering in both the black and white community and then get back with me.

    I am currently advocating very hard against a WHITE man accused of rape and hope he gets as much time as the law will allow.

    Crime is no respector of race and the opportunity is thus equal across the races. Disrespect, however, is cultivated and that cultivation leads to greater instances of crime based upon value systems.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Oldman…all that trash you and your friend has thrown out there on this website and you call someone sick!! Look in the mirror! And as you have been advised read your comments. .. and don’t worry the attention you seek and things you say are coming up again…I pray you are ready to answer…and may God have mercy on your soul!

    • Oldman Says:

      You blame the white man for everything that’s wrong with the black race without taking responsibility for your own actions. You said the white race caused all of the trouble on earth without looking at the trouble the black race has caused. You said we thought the black race was dumb and had not learned anything,I don’t think so. You need to step up and take charge of your actions. There are too many white and black that think the government can take care of them from the cradle to the grave,that’s not so. The white man is not the one to blame for the shape the black race is in now. Step up and be a productive citizen and you will see a change. Raise your children in a two parent family,teach them right and wrong,then you will see the change you want. I’m white and I’m proud I’m white,you should be proud you are black also. I don’t believe in mixed race couples and you should not also,keep the races pure and be proud of your race. Things that happened a 100 years ago should not have happened,but you and me were not there so that’s all behind us now,but not if you keep n bringing it up and stewing about it? One other thing the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery,it was fought because of northern aggression. Ok, that’s all Behind us now,we are Americans and we need to act like the great race and country we are,quit tearing it down.I do believe a rape charge should be punished by death, White or Black ,as should a lot of other crimes. We need to show our kids they can grow up in a country that believes in right and wrong,you will see a difference. The U.S.A. Can be great again,trust me.

      • Anonymous Says:

        You still stuck on your previous covers at ion oldman with someone else..I said you have done nothing but spoke trash on this website and calling someone sick..but you need to look at your angry and bitter and hateful comments and look in the mirror and see “sick”..and may God have mercy on your soul and deliver you.. sincerely keeping you in prayer.

        • Oldman Says:

          Yes you are sick or a idiot. I don’t call many people idiots but you are beginning to sound like one. Just for starters tell me what you are bitching about. If Ruston is segregated it’s because of people like you not wanting it. What is your problem? Why are you not working at a full time job? Is it because you do not like whites telling you what to do? Is it because the whites have more than you? Listen we are in this world together like it or not,make the best of it. I am not a racist are you? Get a job ,work hard and then you can have the finer things in life.
          Ps I am not hateful,angry or bitter are you????

          • Anonymous Says:

            If you don’t calm down you are going to get sicker! It will all be alright after while when He come back on the clouds just as He left…then you can tell Him all about it…

  5. jackson 2 Says:

    Where would blacks be if not for slavery? Just a question.

    • Oldman Says:

      I don’t think they would be were they are now. Africa is still behind the rest of the world in most everything. The slaves were captured by other blacks and sold and then brought to America. Most were treated fairly by their owners,I imagine they had as much as a lot of whites of that period. If you had food,shelter and clothing you had as much as most other people. After the civil war the free blacks were worst off than before and most stayed were they were at. That period of time was hard on all races and a lot of them did not make it.

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