Washington: Judge allows Kelly Ann Hudson, charged with DUI murder, to have her face hidden by shield in court appearance

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From Bellevue Patch

Kelly Ann Hudson of Kirkland pleaded “absolutely not guilty” Thursday to charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in a fatal head-on crash along Juanita Drive that injured an 86-year-old Bellevue man and killed his 81-year-old sister.In an unusual request, Hudson’s lawyer, Scott E. Wonder, asked and was allowed by Judge Ronald Kessler to shield Hudson’s face from media cameras with a thin sheet of Styrofoam during her arraignment in Seattle’s King County Superior Court.
Wonder said Hudson, who remains in King County Jail on $500,000 bond, was concerned that her three children would see her on television or in the newspaper. Wearing orange jail clothing, the thin, blond Hudson walked in with Wonder holding up the sheet of Styrofoam. She then stood before Kessler and said in a clear voice, “Absolutely not guilty,” when he asked for her plea.
Hudson is charged with one count of vehicular homicide …..MORE
Hudson’s wobbling highway party-time ended when she crossed center-line and hit victims head on!