Hudson found guilty in death of West Point woman

A King William Circuit Court jury passed down guilty verdicts Friday on a man charged in the 2015 death of a West Point woman.

Michael Hudson was found guilty of strangulation, aggravated malicious wounding and abduction in connection with the death of 33-year-old Alta Bell after a two-day trial.

The jury sentenced Hudson to life in prison for aggravated malicious wounding and a combined 15 years in prison for the other two charges.

West Point Police Department officials believed Hudson strangled Bell on Dec. 18, 2015, in a home along the 200 block of 12th Street. Bell wasn’t taken to the hospital until two days later. The FBI arrested Hudson after a three-week search on...