$500K bail sought after woman's conviction tossed

June 5, 2012 6:32:44 AM PDT
Prosecutors are seeking bail of at least $500,000 for a Northeast Texas woman whose capital murder conviction in the beating death of her 13-year-old adopted son was overturned by an appeals court last month.

Cass County District Attorney Clint Allen says in a court filing the seriousness of the charge warrants substantial bail. An attorney for Cynthia Hudson says she has no criminal history and complied with bond conditions before her first trial.

Prosecutors allege that Samuel Hudson was beaten and starved before his death in 2008.

Cynthia Hudson was sentenced to life without parole in 2010. An appeals court ruled the jury should have had a manslaughter option.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that Allen plans a retrial if the state's highest criminal appeals court doesn't side with him.