2 Durham Christmas Eve slayings could be linked, suspect’s mother says
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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A man is behind bars without bond in connection to one of two Durham homicides on Christmas Eve.
Hakeem Hubbard, 26, of Durham, made his first appearance court Thursday morning.
He is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the homicide on Rochelle Street in Durham, the second killing on Christmas Eve.
His mother, Mary Hubbard, was in court with him for support.
“I’m a mother. It hurts,” she said. “He doesn’t have a bond. I can’t get to him.”
Mary received a called Wednesday letting her know police were arresting her son. That was the second terrifying call she had received in just a matter of days.
The first was on Christmas Eve, from Hakeem, screaming on the phone.
“I had to grasp myself like, ‘Ok, slow down, what’s going on? Where’s Hakeem?’” she recalled. “He