Thursday, May 16, 2019

Man Kills Girlfriend in Belhaven

JPD issued the following statement.

Jackson Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Myrtle Street.  It happened just before 8:00 pm this evening.

Officers responded to a residence where they found an elderly white female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers also found an elderly white male, who is believed to have made the initial call.

Officers later learned that the victim was allegedly shot after the suspect believed that he was being attacked.

The suspect, identified as 74 year-old, Hugh McLaurin, was taken into custody for questioning.  He was later charged with murder.

The victim is identified as 73 year-old, Margaret Pierce, is the girlfriend of the suspect.  Both resided at the residence.

McLaurin remains in custody as he awaits his initial court appearance.
 

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

next-

Cynical Sam said...

He's white, so no bail, no blessings.

Anonymous said...

I mean, I didn't realize that the 1700 block of myrtle was even considered part of Belhaven anymore...

Kingfish said...

No McLaurin on that street according to property records although there is a Vicki Pierce. Herman Jew and the famous dental student Jack Magee are the neighbors.

Anonymous said...

@8:10 AM - It was either Flowood or The Belhaven...

Anonymous said...

" the famous dental student Jack Magee "

uh, define "famous"

never heard of him

Kingfish said...

Dude was a legend over at North State Street.

Kingfish said...

Sometimes a person doesn't let you just walk away. Other times, that person is determined to have an argument and gets even more mad if he or she doesn't get one.

Anonymous said...

I just hate how they refer to a 74 year old man as "elderly". Such a bigoted statement.

Anonymous said...

You think at that age people would chill out.
Crazy World!
Crazy Peoples!
Why can't we all just get along?
It takes my whole day just to make enough money to put food on the table much less get in a spat over not getting any sex ual love. The elderly lady was just too demanding.

Anonymous said...

Lives at 1724 Myrtle. Sad situation and big trouble.

Louis LeFleur said...

8:10 a.m., why would you say that? Myrtle is the last street in that part of Belhaven before I-55, running from Riverside Drive to Laurel Street, just like Devine St., Howard St., etc.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:57 Hold on a second. I'm 74 and I'm plenty elderly. I feel awful most of the time. Time was when a girl looked away as we passed in a hallway or on the beach I knew she was only pretending to not have noticed. Now they really do not notice.

As for shooting his girl friend. I only wish there was passion like that left in my "romantic" relationship.

Anonymous said...

Even more interesting is the fact that it happened just before 8 p.m. tonight.

Weird shit in The Belhaven.

Kingfish said...

Could be renters, of course.

Anonymous said...

Is that the Hugh McLaurin that practiced law in Clinton years ago? Kind of a conspiracy theorist kind of guy. He made me very uneasy.

Anonymous said...

The guy could have mental impairment, which would explain why he thought he was being attacked.

It's Your Thang said...

Just imagine knowing your great grandma is shacking up with some old man. He must either have a lot of money or had a big, uh, ....car.
It was rumored that you could hear Tommy James singing "My Baby Does The Hanky Panky" from that house.

Justice for Belhaven said...

I always bring up gun control and people yell about specifics so here ya go: senior citizens wanting to own firearms (or drive) should be required to take mental competency exams. If this ends up being an issue of dementia or senility then its 100% preventable.

Anonymous said...

.... senior citizens wanting to own firearms (or drive) should be required to take mental competency exams...

Crap

Anonymous said...

That "My baby does the Hanky Panky" is a little more than I can envision in this situation!! But it is funny.

70, happy, and mentally alert said...

12:19, I'm 70. I live in Belhaven. I own a couple of guns. I drive.

And you, based on what, think I need to take a mental competency exam?

This guy was 74. Yes, he might have had mental issues. But the fact that he was 74 is not indicative that he should be cast along with all others into a pool that you assume have mental issues.

Just exactly at what age do you think your 'testing' should be instituted? And how often should one have to be examined?

Should we assume that whatever your age is should not be considered as possibly need to be tested?

BC said...

So now some say we should lose our God given rights once we reach a certain age? Motor vehicle operation is not covered in the Constitution or Bill Of Rights jackwagon .. please use a dictionary and learn just what the definition of Unalienable is!

Anonymous said...

Both of them had been married a number of times each. She was a cat lady. Apparently she had btw 25 and 50 cats. Terrible way to go. I’ve heard a lot of nice comments about her.

Anonymous said...

to 9:15am ... if earning a living 'takes up your whole day" , what you doing on this site?

Anonymous said...

70, happy, and mentally alert said,

You should be mentally examined for living in Belhaven. So many better places north of you and across the river. Enjoy that ever increasing crime rate because you live in proximity to the ghetto.

Anonymous said...

Myrtle Street is very much a part of the Belhaven neighborhood. Great neighborhood! "The Belhaven" is a building on North State Street.

Just heard on WAPT that Hugh McLaurin was given a $200,000 bond. Would he still be allowed to have a gun in his possession?

Anonymous said...

Or..it could be that she WAS attacking him.

Anonymous said...

74elderly??? Really? I am older, work at least 50 hours a week, have a concealed carry permit, jog a couple miles several times a week and play softball. 80 is the new 50. I feel great and don't like it when 'elderly' is used to describe someone when you don't know that someone. I have been blessed and hope to continue my lifestyle. A great wife for nearly 60 years has played a big part in my life.

70, rtc. etc. said...

3:37, I have no problems with my continued living in Belhaven. Have no desire to move to Flowood, Ridgeland, Madison, etc. Move out into the country on 100 acres with a nice small lake -,I'm in. But you can keep your happy self across the river and enjoy it if you like - in my world,bits to each his own.

Anonymous said...

Hugh was never the most stable of people, but he really went downhill after being robbed blind by the attorney and investment broker in charge of his trust.

Anonymous said...

To 5:45 PM on May 16.

The police have never mentioned anything that would indicate that Margaret Pierce actually attacked Hugh McLaurin. Only that he had "believed" he was being attacked.

He was charged with murder.



Anonymous said...

He had been known to be violent in the past and family and friends had begged her to leave. He also had known mental illness. She had only been married once before; not sure about him. She was a small framed person so it seems unlikely that she would attempt to attack anyone much less him being as large as he is. He is where he needs to be; only a little too late.

Anonymous said...

"He was charged with murder."

So what? That has nothing to do with whether or not he's actually guilty of murder. It's the job of a defense attorney to establish the belief that he felt his life was in danger....not the job of the police.

Anonymous said...

Y'all better move to The Fondren where it is much safer. Belhaven is so violent.

Anonymous said...

!0:12am

You hit the nail on the head...he was robbed by an attorney and broker of a substantial trust. They flew the coup. No matter the lady's size, if there was a past history of violence, his criminal lawyer will likely bring that out. Then the picture may change when more facts are known. He may be different...He is 74...he may be suspicious of authority...he may have feared for his life, then fired a gun. Everyone seems entrenched on the right to own guns --- the Constitution is like life ---- you can't pick and choose only the parts you like. He is entitled to a jury that will hear facts. In the meantime, I so enjoy this page and the comments. I hope one day, a loved one of your own is not sitting in a lawyer's office in need of their Constitutional protections being applied to a tragedy. I also feel for the family of the lady --- no one deserves the pain and hurt life, at times, chooses to deliver.

Anonymous said...

Exactly where IS Hugh McLaurin right now? Didn't he bond out of jail?

And for the financial safety of everyone, what are the names of the attorney and investment counselor who robbed him blind?

Anonymous said...

"He was charged with murder."

That statement is just a statement of fact. The police CHARGED him with murder. What a jury will decide is another question.



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