Manslaughter trial date set for September

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2006

VIDALIA &8212; A status hearing Wednesday for Randall Goings set a trial date for his manslaughter charges.

Goings, 24, is charged with manslaughter in the July 2005 shooting of Kendrick Hill in Ferriday. Ferriday Chief of Police Richard Madison said after the incident that the two knew each other and had been together earlier that morning. Goings was taken into police custody soon after the incident.

Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being without malice or premeditation, either express or implied; distinguished from murder which requires malicious intent and is punishable by a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.

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Judge Kathy Johnson set a jury trial for Sept. 19 for Goings. Attorney Derrick Carson will represent Goings.

In other hearings, Troy S. Williams received a status hearing, offering choices in trial matters and setting a trial date for July 19 on charges of simple escape. Carson will represent Williams.

Jason Danvers Van Norman and Thomas Eugene Harper, also facing charges of simple escape, were not able to attend their hearings due to jail transportation.