2004-12-17 / Front Page

Shots Fired In Far Rockaway Sibling Battle

Fight With Brother
By Brian Magoolaghan


A Far Rockaway woman whose trigger-happy brother was arrested after he shot up her car and bedroom door Monday night says she is moving out in January and is looking forward to her brother’s prosecution.

“I will be testifying,” said Judene Morris, 23, a medical assistant and mother of a 7-year-old girl adding she “can’t wait for the District Attorney’s office to call,” and is moving out January 18.

Police responded to 22-15 Collier Avenue at about 3 a.m. Monday morning – about seven hours after Judene and her brother’s pregnant girlfriend got into a heated argument, Judene said.

The two women, who have been feuding since an incident that happened on the night of the Blackout in 2003, pushed, shoved and threw insults at each other at the front door of the home at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

“I choked her up,” Judene said.

Hours later, Judene’s grandmother got a phone call from Chadon Morris, 25, who allegedly said he was coming home with a gun to kill his sister for beating up his girlfriend. Judene said she is not sure what the girlfriend told her brother, but it clearly enraged him.

“She must have ignited something in him,” Judene said.

Chadon arrived minutes later – allegedly armed with a loaded handgun – and put one shot into the back window of Judene’s 1997 Nissan Maxima. He then allegedly went inside and fired five more shots into her bedroom door in the basement of the home.

“He came home to defend [his girlfriend’s] honor – with a gun,” Judene said.

Morris, who was awaiting arraignment as The Wave went to press, is charged with two counts of criminal weapons possession and criminal mischief, according to a spokeswoman for Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

When asked if she knew that her brother could wind up in jail for a long time Judene responded, “I hope he does.”

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