Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Mother

Walter Hudnall was arraigned Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court on multiple charges, including murder after being accused of starving and abusing his mother until she died. Hudnall was arrested in November after an investigation revealed 86 year old Helen Louise Hudnall was suffering from multiple stage IV bleeding bed sores embedded with live maggots. When Hudnall was discovered at her home in Belle on February 14, 2009, she was "lying in her own urine and feces, and her bed dressings had not been changed for sometime. She was transported to CAMC General Hospital where she died March 7, 2009. Walter Hudnall pleaded not guilty to three charges and will be back in court February 28th. His attorney told the court Hudnall suffers from dementia.The judge denied bond and ordered a mental evaluation, making sure Hudnall is competent enough to stand trial. A trial is set for February 28, 2011.

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