Man sentenced to prison for killing Ana Carrillo

Andrew Hudson was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering Ana Marie Carrillo on Jan. 18, 2018 in Grand Rapids, Mich.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Andrew Hudson, the boyfriend of a Wyoming mother of three killed in September, was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison Thursday.

Hudson, who is the father of Carrillo’s three children, admitted last month that he stabbed her in the throat.

“Who does that?” Ana Carrillo’s mother Birdie Carrillo said. “That’s not a human being to me, that’s a monster.”

“I want to know why he couldn’t just leave her be,” she added in her victim impact statement delivered before Hudson was sentenced Thursday afternoon.

Hudson pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder, confessing the manner of his girlfriend’s death as part of a plea deal. The deal allowed Hudson to plead to a lesser charge rather than facing trial on an open murder charge.

The 40-year minimum sentence means Hudson, 39, won’t be eligible for parole until he’s 79.

When asked by Kent County Circuit Court Judge Mark Trusock if he had anything to say, Hudson offered an apology.

“There’s nothing I can say or do to bring Ana back. All I can say is I’m deeply sorry,” he said.

The response appeared to be too little, too late for Ana Carrillo’s family.

“Rot in hell. That’s all I’ve got to say,” Birdie Carrillo said after the sentencing.

As part of the plea deal, Hudson ended a cat-and-mouse game with police, first leading investigators to believe Ana Carrillo’s body was at Johnson Park in Walker while it was buried at his mother’s property northeast of Grand Rapids.

“I guess justice was served. Is it enough? I don’t think so,” Birdie Carrillo said.

Hudson had help in his attempt to cover up the murder. But as part of the plea deal, perjury charges against his mother, father and his father’s girlfriend were dropped.