Dewey Hudson will not seek re-election

Posted by Doug Wahl - email

COlUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT)-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 said on Friday that it was time to step down. Hudson has worked at the  District Attorney's office for last 33 years.  Since 1998 he's held the top job

Hudson said that he will not leave office until he is done prosecuting Cesar Laurean. The former Marine is accused of Killing Maria Lauterbach and trial is expected to take place before years end.

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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