MURDER SUSPECT PLEADS Man Charged In Winifrede Murder Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Also Contributing: Bob Aaron
Reported: Dec. 3, 2012 10:26 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 10:49 AM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The suspect in a Kanawha County murder from earlier this year pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in court Monday.
John Edward Hudson, 38, of Ashford pleaded guilty Monday morning to voluntary manslaughter.
Detectives said Hudson admitted to shooting and killing Michelle Gillespie inside a home on Shorty Road in Winifrede in late January.
Hudson told police it was an accident, but later confessed to the crime. Police said Gillespie died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Hudson was driving Gillispie's vehicle following the crime and turned himself into police.
The case was bound over to a grand jury earlier this year.
Court officials said Hudson is a repeat offender and will face eight to 20 years when sentenced in February.
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