After a declared mistrial on Dec. 14, the arraignment for the suspects in the April 29 shooting death of Ronald Rashun Cameron, 24, at the American Legion Hall in Hogansville has been postponed.
The arraignment for was scheduled for Tuesday morning, but after neither of the defendants’ attorneys, Graylin Ward and Mike Cam showed up, it was later determined that they are currently not representing the defendants, according to Melissa Himes the prosecuting attorney in the case. Himes said that the case has also been re-indicted. The original indictment charged Kevin James Simon, Jr. of Newnan and Renordo McKiver of Atlanta, both 22 at the time of their arrests, with felony murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a firearm with intent to commit a felony. The new indictment will be discussed at the next scheduled arraignment.
Judge Dennis Blackmon expected to have word from the defendants on whether they will be hiring new attorneys or hiring a public defender by Thursday or Friday.
The near two-week trial lead the jury to be deadlocked after several days of deliberations. Judge Quillian Baldwin then declared a mistrial. The shooting took place after an alleged fight that happened after a rap concert that was being held at the American Legion Hall. When police arrived, Cameron was found on the floor with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Simon was arrested on suspicion of murder a short time later and McKiver turned himself in three days later.