Murder victim's ex-husband charged

January 4, 2010 6:23:43 PM PST
The ex-husband of a woman gunned down outside an Oak Brook hotel has now been charged with her murder. Melissa Bridgewater was shot to death early Friday morning. On Monday Prosecutors charged her ex-husband Jerry Hudson. He is not in custody and investigators are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Police believe he may be driving a rented silver, 2008 Hyundai Tiberon with Minnesota license plates. The number is 506CMZ.

The DuPage County prosecutor says Hudson called Bridgewater Friday morning to get her to the parking lot.

"He lured her there by telling her that he was actually at her Bolingbrook home destroying property when in truth he was laying in wait outside in the parking lot waiting for her to get into her vehicle," said Joe Birkett, DuPage County State's attorney.

An $11,000 reward is being offered in this case.


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