A native of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Hudson was tried and convicted of stabbing his estranged wife Myrtle Hudson to death as she worked in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, restaurant on December 27, 1960. Hudson had been convicted of assault and battery four months earlier and was sentenced to six months in jail but had been let out for Christmas.
- Released for Christmas, he stabs his wife
- Joseph F. Sullivan, "High Court in New Jersey Upholds Death Penalties", New York Times, 29 July 1992.
- Jeremy W. Peters, "Death Penalty Repealed in New Jersey", New York Times, 17 December 2007.
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