Judge denies request to lower bond for woman accused of stabbing son

Judge denies request to lower bond for woman accused of stabbing son

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Nomatter Gava-Hudson, the woman who is accused of stabbing her 3-year-old son three times on Oct. 5, was in court Wednesday afternoon for her preliminary hearing.

County prosecutor Herman Cox brought in a Gulfport investigator to go over the details of the case with Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner. New information revealed even more details from the shocking investigation.

According to investigators, Gava-Hudson was meeting with her estranged husband, Jabari Hudson, at Jones Park to exchange custody of their son to Hudson's care.

Authorities said at some point during the exchange, Gava-Hudson held a knife to her husband's neck and told him he ruined her life. Investigators said Hudson cut his own hand when he grabbed the knife from her, and they talked about not calling the police.

According to the investigator, Gava-Hudson was hiding a knife in the blanket the child was wrapped in. That's when she went around to the other side of the vehicle where Hudson could not see her, pulled out the knife and allegedly stabbed the child three times.

According to an affidavit from Gulfport police, Gava-Hudson admitted she tried to kill her son and then herself.

Gava-Hudson remains behind bars at the Harrison County jail, charged with attempted murder. She is being held on a $1 million bond and an immigration hold. She is from Zimbabwe.

Gava-Hudson's attorney, Michael Wilson, asked Ladner to reduce her bond. Ladner denied that request.

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