Blood in his basement, charred buttons and zippers in his burn barrel and incriminating statements are some of the evidence investigators say prove Andrew Hudson murdered his ex- girlfriend Ana Carrillo.
Wednesday prosecutors presented some of their case against Hudson in a preliminary hearing to decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial for murder.
Carrillo was last seen September 3, 2017 when she left a friend’s for Hudson’s Wyoming home to pick up the 3 children they have together.
Sworn to tell the truth, Jamie Hudson testified about an incriminating conversation with his brother Andrew a few days after Carrillo disappeared.
“Did he say anything incriminating?” asked Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Kellee Koncki.
“Yes,” answers Jamie Hudson.
“What did he say?” continues Koncki.
“If they find the body I am f***ed,” Hudson answers with a sigh.
“So you are concerned, at this point, she has been killed?”
The Courtroom in Wyoming District Court was packed with Carrillo’s relatives and friends.
Many were wiping away tears as they listened to the testimony.
“It is bittersweet,” says cousin Monica Martinez. “This is what we were patiently waiting for, but it sucks to hear it like this.”
“It was something we can’t prepare for,” adds family spokesman Reuben Martinez. “We have seen actual footage and actual evidence for the first time. That is the hardest.”
Hudson's mother, father and his father's current common law wife are all charged with perjury because police say they lied during the investigation into Ana Carrillo's disappearance. Police are still looking for her body.
“We want her found,” says Reuben Martinez. “We want to bring her home and have some closure for the kids and family and have a funeral like it is supposed to be.”
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