YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Youngstown man accused of a 2010 homicide is facing additional charges.
Prosecutors say Frankie Hudson, Jr. took part in a gang-related robbery and murder when he was still a juvenile. He was indicted in November of 2015 for the murder and had been in prison for convictions related to being in the H-Block gang.
The victim, Christopher Weston, had been working as a store clerk at Breaden Market on Overland Avenue in Youngstown.
Police originally thought the homicide was a botched robbery. Weston was found with his pockets turned inside out and his wallet lying open next to him, according to police.
Hudson is now charged with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery with firearm and gang specifications, according to a Mahoning County grand jury indictment. He is also charged with having weapons while under disability and two counts each of attempted murder and intimidation of attorney, victim or witness in a criminal case.
If convicted, Hudson could face life in prison.
Hudson was found not guilty in a separate murder from 2011.