UPDATE: (4 P.M. Monday, Oct. 3, 2022) – Closing arguments in the trial of Jaquan Hall for the murder of Kane Roush will take place in Meigs County Court Tuesday morning.

The State rested its case this afternoon, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, and the defense says they have no more witnesses to call to the stand. Hall will not be taking the stand in the trial.

This afternoon, Hall’s co-defendant Richard Walker, took the stand to testify against Hall. When questioned by prosecutors, Walker claimed on the morning of the fatal shooting, he had held Roush at gunpoint while Hall and Nelson “ransacked” the house for “money and weed” but said it was Hall that allegedly fired the fatal shot.

According to the prosecution, evidence shows Hall allegedly said he wanted Roush “out of the way” because Roush was “telling on him for selling weed.” Prosecutors say a discussion about killing Roush allegedly happened about a week before the murder.

In the defense’s cross examination, attorneys played a recording of the original story Walker told police in which he claimed he had not been at the scene and had not seen anyone with a gun. The defense also stated Walker’s story changed several times while speaking with police.


UPDATE: (1:35 P.M. Monday, Oct. 3, 2022) – Richard Walker, one of three suspects accused in the 2021 murder of Kane Roush, is testifying against co-defendant Jaquan Hall in Hall’s trial.

Court documents say Walker, who was originally charged with murder, entered a guilty plea to lesser charges of conspiracy and burglary in September 2022.


MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK)—One of three suspects accused in the murder of Kane Roush entered a guilty plea to lesser charges.

According to court documents, Walker pleaded guilty to conspiracy and burglary in September of 2022. Walker will serve 15 to 20.5 years total for these crimes.

Richard Walker and Keontae Nelson were both indicted earlier this summer on six charges related to the killing of Kane Roush. Those charges include Aggravated Murder, an unclassified felony; Murder, an unclassified felony; Complicity, an unclassified felony; Conspiracy, a first-degree felony; Burglary, a second-degree felony; and Tampering with Evidence, a third-degree felony. 

In June of 2022, the Meigs County Prosecutor’s office filed a motion to dismiss charges against Walker, and Judge Michael Barr granted the motion on June 13.

25-year-old Kane Roush was fatally shot in the early hours of Easter morning on April 4, 2021, on Legion Terrace Road. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

The first person charged in Roush’s murder was Jaquan Hall, 22, of Charleston. Hall was arrested on June 7, 2021, in Charleston and indicted on June 17, 2021, on charges of Aggravated Murder, an unclassified felony; Murder, an unclassified felony; Complicity, an unclassified felony; and Conspiracy, a first-degree felony.

Hall pleaded not guilty to the charges in July, and he is currently on trial for those charges.