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Second Suspect in Covington Murder Turns Self In

A second man believed to be connected to the shooting death of a man in South Covington has turned himself in.

Simeon Dashawn McKinnie, 20, was booked into the Kenton County Detention Center at 11:35 p.m. on Sunday. He is charged with murder and first degree assault. McKinnie is expected to appear in court on Monday morning. He is being held on $500,000 bond.

Delaun Hayes, 21, also faces murder and first degree assault charges in connection to the case. He was arrested on January 24 and will next appear in court on Wednesday.

According to details of the investigation learned by The River City News, McKinnie and Hayes went to South Covington to purchase a large amount of marijuana. The transaction then allegedly turned into a robbery situation when Hayes or McKinnie drew a weapon.

A fight ensued and shots were fired. When the scuffle ended, Ronnie Ray Hudson lay dead in his Hands Pike home and David Abney suffered injuries that are likely permanent.

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-Staff report

Photo: McKinnie via Kenton Co. Detention Center

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