495 Monthie, Waco, Texas
The modular home situated in a grove of trees across the road from a pasture that skirts the first hole at the Connelly Air Force Base Golf Course is trim and neat, the yard well-kept.
But on the evening of February 4, 2015, the residence turned into a chamber of horrors as a 21-year-old mother knocked her two-year-old daughter to the floor “approximately 20 times, causing her to hit her head,” according to an officer’s affidavit of probable cause.
Emily Hudson, an unemployed child care worker who carries 225 pounds on her five-foot, two-inch frame, admitted the repeated attacks on her daughter to Brad Bond, an investigator at the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office. “She told me that she stopped pushing her when she stopped breathing, ” he reported to Jail Magistrate Virgil Bain.
When paramedics arrived, little Aimee was unresponsive and showed signs of injuries to her face and bruises on her head and body. Though they rushed her to the hospital, medical authorities were unable to revive the child, and she expired. Doctors noted skull fracture as a contributing cause of death.
Mrs. Hudson also admitted punching and slapping the child several times during her short life and “offered the explanation of losing her temper as the reason,” according to Detective Bond.
Judge Bain set bond at $250,000, charging her with the first class felony of “injury to a child causing death.” The offense carries a punishment range of not less than five years in prison, life imprisonment, or not more than 99 years confinement, as well as a $10,000 fine.