New details in a Texarkana murder trial

CASS COUNTY, TX (KSLA) – Prosecutors have taken the death penalty off the table in the case of a Queen City woman accused of killing her adopted son.

Cynthia Hudson is charged with capital murder in the 2008 death of 13 year-old Samuel Hudson.

The Cass County district attorney says there was a lot of deliberation before taking the punishment off the table.

Investigators say Samuel was beaten with a broom handle and a rake.

His hands and feet were tied with plastic zip ties.

Cynthia Hudson faces life without parole if convicted.

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