Marshall mom gets life over death of adopted son, 13

Cynthia Hudson
Cynthia Hudson

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - A Northeast Texas woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of the 2008 starving and beating death of her adopted son.

The victim was 13-year-old Samuel Hudson.

A jury in Marshall deliberated nearly two hours Wednesday before convicting 47-year-old Cynthia Hudson of capital murder.

Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, so State District Judge Ralph Burgess sentenced Hudson to life in prison without parole.

Investigators say the teen was beaten and his hands and feet were bound with plastic zip ties.

The trial was moved to Harrison County due to extensive publicity about the case in Cass County.

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