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Niagara County: Hudson sentenced for murder, robbery


Wed, Aug 9th 2023 05:35 pm

Submitted by the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office

Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced convicted murderer Atrel M. Hudson, age 29, was sentenced this morning to serve a term of 45 years to Life in State Prison by County Court Judge John Ottaviano.

Hudson was convicted by a jury in June of this year of murder in the first degree, burglary in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree for killing 28-year-old Mariah Wilson in her Niagara Falls apartment on Sept. 4, 2020.

He was convicted by a separate jury in a previous trial of a robbery in the first degree for a gunpoint robbery of a Niagara Falls 7-11, also in September of 2020.

Judge Ottaviano sentenced Hudson to 25 years to life on the murder, and 20 years on the robbery, to be served consecutively.

Seaman stated: “This was a long, drawn-out ordeal for Mariah’s children and family. They had to wait a long time while the Niagara Falls Police Department conducted a thorough investigation and the Niagara County Forensic Lab conducted testing before an indictment could be obtained. During that time period, we knew the defendant was in jail on a parole violation, but they did not. They had another long wait as the case proceeded toward trial. Today, Mariah’s family left court knowing that their beloved family member’s killer will be in prison hopefully for the rest of his life. A person who could do what this defendant did to a young mother while her children listened from the next room, should never be allowed to be free again.”

The case was prosecuted by Seaman personally and First Assistant District Attorney Doreen Hoffmann.

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