Posted on July 13, 2023

Some Question Why 18-Year-Old Charged in the Slaying of an Uber Driver Was Not Behind Bars

Randy Wallace, KRIV, July 11, 2023

He’s only 18, but that hasn’t stopped Charles Hudson from racking up quite a criminal history, which now includes capital murder.

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson

“All and all, this guy is a very dangerous individual,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers.

Hudson was on juvenile probation for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

After he got charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 351st Criminal District Court Judge Nata Cornelio gave Hudson a personal recognizance bond or get out of jail free card.

“I can tell you in my practice, that’s very unusual,” said Defense attorney Emily Detoto. “If they’re arrested on a new law violation or if the state sees fit to file a motion to revoke their probation, they’re generally not granted a PR bond.”


While free on his PR bond, police say Hudson shot and killed 43-year-old Uber driver Hector Torres at 2900 Trail Lake Drive.


Judge Cornelio could have denied bond for Hudson since he’s charged with capital murder. Instead, she set bond at $750,000.