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.
“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.