28 Jun 2011

Another Hudson prosecution dismissed

12:56 pm on 28 June 2011

A charge laid by a convicted murderer against a man who gave evidence at his High Court trial has been dismissed by the District Court.

Stephen Hudson was last year sentenced to serve at least 16 years in jail for killing Palmerston North drug dealer Nicholas Pike in 2002.

Since then, Hudson has laid charges against several people who gave evidence against him at his trial.

Most of those charges have been thrown out.

In April, Hudson was given time to file statements against two more of those he accuses of perjury.

But on Tuesday District Court judge Bruce Davidson discharged one of those people, as the required statements had not been filed.

The final person Hudson is trying to prosecute will have his case dealt with in July.

All those accused of perjury have been granted name suppression.