WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A man charged with murdering a missing Wyoming mother of three appeared in court Thursday just long enough to waive the rest of his preliminary hearing, sending his case to circuit court.
Andrew Hudson, 39, is charged with open murder in the death of 35-year-old Ana Carrillo. She had been missing since Sept. 3.
Both the defense and prosecution agreed to end the hearing Thursday afternoon for further plea negotiations. Moments later, police announced Carrillo’s body had been found.
Investigators believe Hudson lured Carrillo to his home under the pretense of picking up their children, even though they were not there.
Wednesday, the Wyoming District Court judge heard testimony from Andrew Hudson’s brother, Jamie Hudson. He told the court that during a Sept. 7 family meeting, he asked Andrew Hudson if there was anything the family needed to know.
“He made some statement along the lines of: ‘If they find the body, I’m f***ed,’” Jamie Hudson said.
Jamie Hudson’s wife testified several family members heard Andrew Hudson make the statement. She said everyone “kind of sighed and (was) kind of shocked,” but there was no immediate reaction.
Jessica Hudson also testified that the suspect’s mother, Nancy DeCamp, admitted to her that Andrew Hudson didn’t have Carrillo’s kids when she went to his home.
Crime scene technician Todd Masula testified investigators found 16 stains in the basement of Andrew Hudson’s home that tests showed were blood, as well as blood in the kitchen sink and on towels in the dryer.
The technician said there was evidence that someone had tried to clean some of the blood spatter on the cabinets and at the bottom of the stairs.
Masula testified that clothing debris including buttons, clasps, zippers and the underwire from a bra were found in a burn barrel on a concrete patio in Hudson’s backyard. Some of those clothing items bore an Aeropostale logo, Masula said.
The preliminary hearing was delayed for hours as Hudson’s defense team met with prosecutors for plea negotiations, a source told 24 Hour News 8.
Shortly after the adjournment, police began searching the Johnson Park area for Ana Carrillo. Andrew Hudson was brought to the scene, a source confirmed.
Thursday, that search transitioned to the Millennium Park area, but police said Carrillo’s body was found elsewhere.
Carrillo’s family has started a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs.
November 2017 search for Ana Carrillo
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