Jury selection started Monday morning in Onondaga County Court for a Liverpool man accused of killing two of his friends and shooting a
third while high on â??waterâ??.
Investigators say 28-year-old Martinous Hudson, of Liverpool, was high on marijuana and a hallucinogenic drug when he opened fire in a van last August, killing two of his friends and injuring a third.
Police say Hudson and his friends were driving in a car on West Glen Street back in August 2010 when he suddenly began ranting incoherently about the devil.
He then pulled out a gun and started firing at his companions.
17-year-old Lavonna Hamilton and 24-year old Maurice Miller were killed. 24-year-old Eric Bellamy was hurt.
Syracuse Police say
that "water" is the street name for
a cigarette or marijuana joint that is dipped in
. They say users can become disoriented and enraged while having a high threshold for pain. It can also cause heart attacks, brain damage, hallucinations, and even death.
Hudson is charged with two counts of second degree murder.