Beckley man headed to trial for murder
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - A Beckley man accused of murder will soon be headed to trial.
Davide Hudson was arrested and charged in the 2018 shooting death of Amber Dawn Meadows at the Travelodge in Beckley. Three others were also arrested for their role in the shooting -- Tyrique Pearl, Jonathan Bird, and Antonio Williams.
During a Pre-trial hearing on Monday, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brian Parsons and Defense counsel Robert Dunlap made arguments in front of Judge H.L. Kirkpatrick over which evidence could be brought up at trial.
Parsons objected to any attempts by the defense to point blame for the shooting toward any of the witnesses in the case without evidence. Judge Kirkpatrick responded that the court would consider any additional evidence in a separate hearing before trial.
Meanwhile, Dunlap motioned to limit which crime scene pictures could be shown to the jury. He also asked for more extensive jail call and cell phone records. Parsons responded that he had turned over all of the files in the prosecution’s possession.
Hudson was also recently charged in another crime this past Summer. According to the complaint, Hudson had another man, Alfred Pittman, pick up a woman at the Go-Mart in Beckley and bring her to his home while he was serving time on home confinement on the murder charge. Both men were charged with Second Degree Sexual Assault and Conspiracy after the woman claimed she was sexually assaulted by the two.
While the sexual assault and conspiracy case is pending, Hudson’s murder trial is set to start on December 13, 2021.
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