Hearing delayed for mom accused of stabbing child in Jones Park

Nomatter Gava-Hudson
Nomatter Gava-Hudson

GULFPORT -- The preliminary hearing of a mother accused of stabbing her 3-year-old son has been delayed while she tries to find a private attorney.

Nomatter Gava-Hudson, 26, was set for a hearing Wednesday at the Harrison County jail. She is held on a $1 million bond on an attempted murder charge.

Her hearing will be re-set for Nov. 4 or later, Harrison County prosecuting attorney Herman Cox said.

Gava-Hudson is a native of Zimbabwe and a Biloxi resident.

Gulfport police arrested her Oct. 6 after a good Samaritan at Jones Park heard a man screaming that his wife had just stabbed their child. The boy was taken to a Mobile hospital. He had reportedly was cut or stabbed three times.

A detective's criminal complaint said the woman told police she had planned to kill her child and then herself.

Gava-Hudson also is held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.