The NAACP Clayton County Branch held a press conference in front of the Harold Banke Justice Center on April 18, after Superior Court Judge Shana Rooks Malone announced a November 14 trial date in the Hannah Payne case. Payne is charged with malice murder in the shooting death of Kenneth Herring in 2019. Payne told Clayton County 911 that Herring shot himself with her pistol. Clayton NAACP President C. Synamon Baldwin called Payne a ”murderer” and questioned why Payne has remained free on bond for the past 3 years.
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.... More by Robin Kemp