Man Sentenced to 205 Years to Life for First Degree Murder and Sexual Assault on a Minor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2012

CONTACT: Stephanie Ong Stillman, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-1167 or (415) 740-5134
Omid Talai, DA Gascón’s Office, (415) 553-9272

San Francisco – District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Umar Hudson, age 35, was sentenced to 205 years to life in state prison. This morning, Judge Jerome T. Benson of the San Francisco Superior Court imposed sentence on Hudson.

A San Francisco jury convicted Hudson on November 30, 2011. The jury convicted Hudson of Murder in the First Degree; two counts of Lewd Act on a Child under 14 years old; Forcible Oral Copulation; and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. The conviction came after a month long jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court Department 21 before the Honorable Benson.

“Because of the defendant’s despicable actions, five children are now left without a mother. The sentence handed down reflects the horrific and violent nature of the defendant’s actions,” said District Attorney George Gascón. “San Francisco will be a safer place knowing this individual will never have the opportunity to hurt Jernell Scott’s children ever again.”

According to the evidence presented at trial, on April 6, 2007, defendant Hudson fatally stabbed Jernell Scott, the mother of his young daughter, in front of Scott’s home on Ellsworth Street in Bernal Heights. Hudson had been sexually assaulting two of Scott’s other daughters over the course of several months.

 The convictions were the result of the investigation by San Francisco Police Department Inspectors Kelly Carrol and Holly Pera. Jerdine Clarke and Martine Barbier were the District Attorney Victim Advocates on the case. Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia prosecuted the case.

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