At his plea hearing, Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Gordon said the killing was not pre-meditated but done under "sudden excitement."
He has a prior Federal conviction for a methamphetamine charge and served nearly six years in prison plus five years on probation. Kaufman sentenced him to the maximum of 15 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and another five years because it was his second felony.
Donald Gillispie, the victim's father, struggled to compose himself in the courtroom. He called Hudson a "low-life" and "scumbag."
"He let my daughter lie on the floor and bleed to death while he robbed the house and garage and took the stuff to two or three pawn shops," Gillispie said. "You don't do that if it is an accident."
He described his daughter as a kind and compassionate woman who often came to the rescue of stray animals and was trying to help Hudson.
"And this is how he repaid her," Gillispie said to the judge. "He has ruined a lot of lives. I plead with you to give him the maximum, not to let criminals like him think they can kill someone and say it's an accident and get off."
Gillispie said to Hudson, "I hope the rest of your life is misery."
Assistant Prosecutor Jennifer Gordon said, "The only two people who know what happened were Michelle Gillispie and Mr. Hudson. He indicated he is remorseful, but on that day he was more worried about himself than her.Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832