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Mesena man charged with murder in shooting death of his wife

A 44-year-old Warren County man was charged with murder last week in connection with the shotgun slaying of his wife at their home in Mesena on May 31.

A murder warrant was served against Willie Wyman Hudson Jr. last Wednesday By agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said Gary Nicholson, special agent-in charge of the GBI's Region 7 office in Thomson. In addition to the murder charge, Mr. Hudson also was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, he said.

Mr. Hudson was taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson, where he awaits a bond hearing before a judge of Superior Court.

Just one day before being charged in the killing of his 43-year-old wife, Janice Marie Hudson, Mr. Hudson had been released from the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Mrs. Hudson was shot once in the chest and died later at the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson. Mr. Hudson, meanwhile, was airlifted By helicopter from the scene of the shooting and taken to MCG for his gunshot wound, said Warren County Sheriff Joe Peebles.

In the midst of the investigation, GBI Special Agent Teddy Jackson, learned that Mr. Hudson actually was shot By his daughter, Jamique Hudson, 17, after Mr. Hudson shot her mother with a 12-gauge shotgun, according to GBI records.

There have been no criminal charges brought against Miss Hudson. Once the investigation has been completed By the GBI, the case file will be sent for review By officials with the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, Agent Nicholson said.

The double-shooting occurred inside the couple's bedroom at their 185 West Reese Road doublewide mobile home, Agent Nicholson said. The shooting followed a domestic argument between the couple.

At the time of the argument and subsequent shootings, Miss Hudson and her six-month-old infant were inside the home, authorities said. They were not injured.

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