Wife’s Testimony Continues on Day 3 of Hudson Murder Trial
The third day of the Kiley Hudson’s trial for murdering Gary Salomon continued Wednesday with Hudson’s wife still on the witness stand.
Called as a hostile prosecution witness, Deanna Hudson testified that Kiley smoked marijuana on a daily basis for a stomach ailment but did not recall him smoking the day of the incident. She also testified he always carried a large folding knife indicated by the holes in his jeans.
She did testify neighborhood boys on bicycles witnessed the incident and she has had no contact with them since but they do play with her son. She remembered saying it was self defense but was unaware her phone was still connected to 911.
Then Debbie King, a neighbor who witnessed most of the incident with her husband Steve, testified stating she felt Hudson was the aggressor because of his posturing and elevated voice. She never saw Hudson’s life in danger, but did see him run to his house.
Following Mrs. King was Francisco Miranda, who was friendly with both Hudson and Salomon. He testified he helped Salomon with groceries and yard work and didn’t feel Salomon had the strength to take Hudson down and choke him to death. Miranda also testified he never saw Hudson struggle from lack of strength.
Public Safety Detective Heather Yerrick conducted a video interview with Hudson at the Police station following the incident in which Hudson said Salomon pushed his wife prompting Hudson to tell him to back off. Then Salomon hit Deanna. Hudson told Detective Yerrick the fight was escalated when the neighbor, Cliff Eggleston, intervened by attacking him.
The trial continues Thursday morning with Detective Yerrick still on the witness stand.