Mondale Goens appeared at the hearing and indicated he has retained attorney Lawrence Hawkins to represent him.
He is scheduled to be back in court later this month for a hearing in front of Judge Noah Powers.
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In January 2015, Mondale Goens was convicted of a fourth degree felony for receiving stolen property and was given a sentence of community control for five years, according to Chief Probation Officer Wayne Gilkison.
Part of the provisions involving the community control filed with court state that he could not have “guns, no bars, drugs or alcohol,” Gilkison said.
Violating the terms of the probation would result in a more “restrictive sanction,” which could include a prison term of 18 months, according to court documents.
Mondale Goens as the “proximate result of his actions, caused his brother’s death,” Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit has previously said. However it’s not clear if he fired the shot that killed Kalif Goens.