JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A 74-year-old Jackson man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his 73 year old girlfriend in the house they shared in the Belhaven neighborhood Wednesday night.
The suspect has been identified as Hugh McLaurin and he was taken into custody on the scene. He has been charged with murder.
McLaurin made his initial court appearance Thursday morning and his bond was set at $200,000.
The victim has been identified as his live-in girlfriend Margaret V. Pierce.
When Jackson police officers responded to the situation they found an elderly white female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at their home on Myrtle St.
Police also found an elderly white male, who is believed to have made the 911 call.
McLaurin alleges that he shot the woman because he says he believed he was being attacked.