Second Murder in Meridian

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

"I love my brother. He's my baby brother. He's my baby brother and I really love him and it hurts so bad." Those were the words of Jaiwana Hudson. She was expressing her love for the brother she will never see again.

The murder of Stanley Mason is what's causing Jaiwana Hudson so much pain. Hudson is Mason's older sister. She is asking anyone who might have any information to help in the investigation.

"He wasn't just another man who was killed. He was my brother and he has two beautiful daughters and now they don't have anybody but their mom. Please, please call," exclaimed Hudson.

Mason's death marked the second murder in Meridian in less than 24 hours. Two murders in such a short period of time have left many people worried. Lisa Smith lives right down the road from where the first homicide on 25th Avenue took place. Her worries are intensified.

"Very scared and nervous. I mean because I have kids, I have two teenagers. One is in college and one lives here now. It makes me nervous and scared because you don't know what's next," said Smith.

On a nice afternoon, a walk used to appeal to Smith. Now, with a crime scene just four houses away, Smith's feelings have changed on where and when she walks.

"I just don't know what to say." muttered Smith. "I mean it's just a very nervous and scared thing to know that it happened two or three houses down from my house."

Although Smith is farther away from the homicide that happened in the Highway Village Housing Complex, she said both murders are just as troubling. Both incidents make her continually wonder.

"What's next? What's next? Who could it be next? So what goes through my head? What's next or who's next?" said Smith.

For Hudson, that is her reality. She said she won't get over the senseless murder of her brother.

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  • by Give me a Break on Nov 3, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    The city doesn't need to put security officers in those complexes. We need to stop giving these idiots money for all these babies they are having and then they would be at work like me and be too tired to be shooting at each other, dealing drugs, laying out all night and living in these free housing complexes!
  • by tj Location: meridian on Nov 1, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    I hope and pray that they catch the person or persons responsable for this terrible act of violence,may they be punished to the maximum penalty available,I have a son close to the age of the young man who were murdered and it's very sad.the city needs to put security officers or police officers in this particular apartment complex 24 hours a day to stop the drug dealers,the fighting,and the drug use period. they need to clean these apartments up or start cleaning them out.there are too many kids who witness bad habits from the things that go on in these apartments,and the meridian house authority needs to step help step up security.
  • by Bubba Location: in the out house on Nov 1, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    God bless you and your family. Stay strong and keep the faith
  • by Loretta Allen Location: Meridian on Oct 31, 2009 at 08:07 PM
    I am hoping they find who took your brother life Jaiwana(Your true live friend) Loretta
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