Hudson Says He'll Run For State Senate Seat

Five days after he announced he wouldn't seek another term as district attorney, Dewey Hudson says he'll instead made a bid for state senate.

The veteran prosecutor for Onslow, Duplin, Jones and Sampson counties announced last Friday that he would not seek a fourth term as D.A. Minutes before that announcement, State Senator Charlie Albertson announced he was retiring. Both Hudson and Albertson are Democrats.

Hudson says he will continue as district attorney until January and will prosecute probably his most notable case later this year, the murder trial of Cesar Laurean.

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A veteran prosecutor from Eastern Carolina says he will not seek re-election.

Dewey Hudson, who is district attorney for Onslow, Duplin, Jones and Sampson counties told WITN News Friday morning of his decision.

Hudson has been district attorney for 12 years, and before that was chief assistant district attorney.

Ironically, Hudson's most notable case is coming up later this year. He tells WITN that he will prosecute Cesar Laurean for the murder of Maria Lauterbach.

Hudson remained quiet on his future plans, though he told a Raleigh newspaper last month that he was considering running for the state senate. Just before Hudson's announcement, veteran State senator Charlie Albertson announced he was retiring from the senate.

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