Man arraigned for Easter Sunday murder

Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 3:19 PM EDT
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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - The suspect in an Easter Sunday murder has been arraigned.

Jaquan Hall, 21, of Charleston, West Virginia, was in court Friday afternoon. He was indicted earlier this month for aggravated murder, murder, complicity and conspiracy in connection to the shooting death of Kane Roush.

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On Friday, Hall’s bond was set at $2 million cash only.

Hall is set to next be in court in late August. His trial is tentatively scheduled to begin Oct. 19.

“Just a lot of hurt, you know, a lot of pain and just knowing what people have gone through because of this act,” Roush’s cousin Jason Simpkins said about his emotions seeing Hall in court. “It’s really just heartbreaking, honestly.”

On Easter Sunday, Meigs County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Legion Terrace Road where they found 25-year-old Kane Roush, shot multiple times, lying near an apartment complex close to his home.

Roush was a well-known athlete from Mason County and helped bring the first state title back to Wahama High School in 2012.

“The community support has been amazing,” Simpkins said. “Just seeing the signs everybody has been posting about him, talking about him. I genuinely don’t know one single person that didn’t love him. He was a great person.”

Last week, Hall was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and Charleston Police.

CPD’s Special Enforcement Unit helped with the arrest, which happened in the 800 block of Kanawha Boulevard East.

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