PALESTINE, Texas – A man has been formally charged with six counts of capital murder in the killing of a family at an East Texas campsite.
Anderson County District Attorney Allyson Mitchell issued the warrants Thursday afternoon against William Mitchell Hudson, who remains in the county jail in Palestine (pal-uh-STEEN') with bond set at $2.5 million.
According to a previous warrant, the 33-year-old suspect was drinking with the group Saturday when he accompanied four of them into surrounding woods. The warrant says the lone survivor, Cynthia Johnson, heard gunshots before Hudson returned alone to the campsite, chased her husband and daughter into a travel camper and shot them.
Hudson's attorney, Stephen Evans of Palestine, declined comment.