A judge will decide whether a man sentenced a decade ago to 26 years in prison for second-degree murder will go free after supporters say he didn't understand his plea agreement.
The Colorado Court of Appeals awarded Herbert Hudson a new trial in March, ruling that even though Hudson signed a written waiver, he was never adequately informed what the waiver meant.
Hudson, 34, was convicted on second-degree murder charges in 2001 for shooting and killing his friend Roy Mitchell during an argument in 2000. Mitchell was initially reported missing--his body wasn't found until more than a year later, in a shallow grave on Pueblo's west side.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, the Pueblo District Attorney's Office and Hudson reached an agreement last week in which Hudson will plead guilty to manslaughter on Monday because of the uncertainty of finding witnesses in the 10-year-old case.
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