Hannah Payne and Kenneth Herring

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Shana Rooks Malone has set November 14, 2022 as the trial date in Hannah Payne’s trial on malice murder in the 2019 shooting death of Kenneth Herring.

The Clayton County NAACP has called an 11 a.m. press conference at the Harold Banke Justice Center in Jonesboro.

The physical courtroom was nearly empty but Malone said about 37 people were on the Zoom call. After attorneys in other cases and the judge had to contend with breaks in their audio, Malone asked people on the call to turn off their video if not speaking in order to save bandwidth.

Payne was on the call but her attorney, Matt Tucker, was not due to a conflict.

More to come.

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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