Trial begins for a Liverpool man accused of murdering friends while high on 'water'
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:48:24 GMT — 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 liquid PCP . 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.
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