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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Jackson County judge sentences Curtrail Hudson to 26 years in prison

For Immediate Release

Nov. 5, 2020

A Jackson County judge on Thursday sentenced Curtrail Hudson, convicted of murder, assault and other charges in connection with shootings in South Kansas City in Aug. 2018, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

In February, a Jackson County jury convicted Hudson, dob: 12/14/1999, of Murder 2nd Degree, one count of Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and three counts of Armed Criminal Action. 

On Thursday, a Jackson County judge sentenced to 26 years in prison for those convictions.

According to court records, Kansas City police officers responded to the area of 113th and Bales in south Kansas City on a suspicious party armed with a shotgun. Nearby, they found a deceased man and several shotgun shells around him. Other shells were found in the area and an additional victim was reported to have been transported to an area hospital. A third victim reported being shot while driving through the area. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect and witnessing the shooting. One reported the suspect ran east and threw the shotgun into a storm drain. A little later, police were also dispatched to East Red Bridge and Blue Ridge Boulevard on a disturbance. They found family members of the suspect. They reported Hudson as "freaking out" and being assaultive. The defendant was transported to an area hospital. Police found the shotgun in a storm drain. It had what appeared to be blood and human tissue on the end the barrel. Victims and a witness identified the defendant as the shooter. 

Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Jordan Bergus and Jennifer Tatum prosecuted this case on behalf of the state of Missouri.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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