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Mom accused of intimidating witnesses for her son's court case

Updated: Thursday, January 16 2014, 09:03 PM CST
Posted by: Lauren Gross

HARRISBURG -- A mother has been arrested and charged with witness intimidation after she threatened someone set to testify against her son.

Gina Murray allegedly paid the victim $100 to write a coached letter that exonerated her son. Other witnesses stated that they were repeatedly harassed in attempt to silence their testimony. 

The witnesses testified against Murray's son, Shakwon Jamison, 17, at his preliminary hearing today. After the hearing, Murray was taken into custody and remanded to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. 

Jamison's preliminary hearing stemmed from an incident on Oct. 19, when he was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Harrisburg Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1800 block of Green Street and learned that Jamison had allegedly brandished a concealed firearm and fired a shot at a 17-year-old classmate with whom he had a disagreement with a month earlier.

Additionally, detectives located a quantity of marijuana package for sale in the defendant’s vehicle. Following arrest the defendant was arraigned, given unsecured bail, and directed not to contact the victim/witnesses. Since Jamison is accused of using a firearm in the commission of these crimes he was automatically charged as an adult rather than in juvenile court.

The defendant’s first preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 10, 2013; however all Commonwealth witnesses failed to appear and a continuance was granted.

Subsequently Harrisburg Police learned that Jamison’s mother, Murray, had allegedly interfered with the witnesses.

Jamison’s charges were all held for court, and he was remanded to Dauphin County Priosn on $200,000 bail.Mom accused of intimidating witnesses for her son's court case

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