BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A man has been convicted of capital murder in the brutal slayings of six people at a remote Texas campsite in 2015.
A Brazos County jury found 35-year-old William Hudson guilty Tuesday on three counts of capital murder for his role in killing 77-year-old Carl Johnson, 40-year-old Hannah Johnson and four other members of their extended family, according to the Bryan-College Station newspaper, The Eagle.
The jury is hearing punishment testimony Wednesday. Hudson faces life in prison with no chance for parole or death by lethal injection.
Prosecutors said the Johnsons and their family were camping on property they’d recently bought from Hudson’s family and that Hudson killed the six after plying them with alcohol because he resented the sale.
Hudson’s attorney didn’t call witnesses but expressed the importance of serving on a jury.