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Defendant pleads guilty to First Degree Murder in shooting death of 22-year-old Tyrique Hudson

Posted at 8:36 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 22:16:24-04

On Tuesday, a 54-year-old Dunkirk man plead guilty to the first degree murder of 22-year-old Tyrique Hudson in 2019.

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According to officials, following James Verombeck guilty plea, he was found not criminally responsible for the North Carolina native's murder and was committed to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

An independent forensic psychiatrist from the Maryland Department of Health performed an extensive evaluation on Verombeck and determined that he was "not criminally responsible because he was suffering from schizoaffective disorder, bi-polar type and lacked substantial capacity to conform his conduct to the requirements of law."

"Tyrique Hudson, affectionately known as TJ, was a son, brother, cousin and a friend who was beloved by so many people both near and far," said State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. "The 22-year-old was a software engineer who graduated a year and a half early from North Carolina A&T State University in December 2017 with a computer science degree. He moved to the area to work at Northrop Grumman where his manager described him as a bright and promising engineer.He enjoyed playing video games, watching movies, church life, and a huge fan of Marvel comics and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team. Simply put, Mr. Hudson did everything right. This brilliant mind was taken from this world far too soon. I continue to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Hudson."