'She was a beautiful person': Family of murdered Muskegon mother mourns loss

A Muskegon family is mourning the loss of a 24-year-old mother of two.

MUSKEGON, MICH. - A Muskegon family is continuing to mourn the sudden loss of a 24-year-old mother of two. Earaysha Hudgins was killed July 4 after being stabbed during a large fight.

"She was a beautiful person," Hudgins' twin sister, Laraysha Hudgins said. "She loved everyone who she met."

This is the second person Laraysha has lost in roughly a year. Her boyfriend, Tyrone O’Neal Anderson, was shot and killed in 2016.

On July 4, Muskegon police were called to 7th Street and Grand Avenue for a report of people fighting. Earaysha Hudgins was found stabbed multiple times and later died from her injuries.

Her family says she working toward giving her children a better life.

"She was so happy, she was like, 'Dad I'm going to make it. I'm going to get a new car and new house, take care of my kids,'" said Hudgins' father, Irvin Brown.

"She was just so happy and I was so happy for her," he said as he began to cry. 

Last week, U.S. Marshals arrested 30-year-old Rakelio Fountain in North Carolina. Fountain is a person of interest in the stabbing.

"It's senseless -- all this stuff needs to stop," Brown added. 

Despite the pain, Earaysha Hudgins' family feels they say they have no hard feelings against Fountain. 

"We're not trying to talk down on her family because they also lost somebody too. I feel like two lives were taken, not just one," Laraysha Hudgins said. "As a twin sister to her, I feel like she would want to say that there's not any hatred for her [Rakelio Fountain's] family or her and that we all should love each other."

Fountain will be held in North Carolina pending extradition back to Muskegon. The family has set up a GoFundMe for funeral costs as well as financial support for her children.

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