(AP) – A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to murdering a 22-year-old woman in Dallas as she went to celebrate her birthday with friends, prosecutors said.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office said Glen Richter, 51, pleaded guilty to murder in the death of Sara Hudson. Richter, who was originally charged with capital murder, must serve a 30-year sentence before being eligible for parole, prosecutors say.
In August 2019Hudson parked her SUV near a Dallas street filled with bars and restaurants and was crossing the parking lot when Richter grabbed her from behind, prosecutors said.
They said Richter forced Hudson back into the driver’s seat of her vehicle and sat in the seat behind her. Richter then forced Hudson to go to an ATM and withdraw $ 700 before sexually assaulting him, shooting him twice and setting his vehicle on fire, prosecutors said.
Hours after his kidnapping, Hudson’s burning vehicle was found with his body in the back, prosecutors said. It was parked just around the corner from where it had been taken.
Hudson was working in Dallas after recently graduating from the University of Arkansas.
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