Woman Murdered On Lower Greenville "Lived Each Day Based on Hope, Love and Kindness"

Alan Scaia
August 23, 2019 - 7:11 am
Sara Hudson

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Family and friends have left flowers and candles at the site where a woman was killed in a parking lot near Lower Greenville Monday night. They left flowers in the shape of a heart.

Sara Hudson, 22, was killed when she pulled into the lot to celebrate her birthday with family and friends Monday. Police say Glen Richter, 49, walked up to Hudson's car as she got out and forced her back inside.

Dallas police say surveillance video and fingerprints led them to Richter. He lives in Garland.

 Glen Richter
Credit: Dallas County Jail

Richter has a previous arrest for assault in 2007. The case was dismissed, but police still had his fingerprints on file.

"It was right next door," says Leon Sanders, a neighbor of Richter. "That's what's hard to believe. We're still beating our brains about it, me and my wife. This is the actual guy we talked to and lived next door to."

Sanders says SWAT entered Richter's house when he refused to come outside. Police have not identified a motive.

Friday morning, Richter was still in jail on $1 million bond, charged with capital murder.

Hudson's family has posted a statement thanking Dallas police and the homicide unit:

"We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all who have so lovingly surrounded us at this time of loss and sadness. The thoughts and prayers of so many have touched us more than we can ever express. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Detective Frank Serra, the members of the Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit, and the larger Department for working so tirelessly and diligently for Sara and our family.

"This is an unspeakable tragedy. Sara was a young women of immense talent and immeasurable potential. She was beloved by all who knew her and deeply touched everyone she met. The world is a more precious place because of her and sadder now without her. While her amazing potential may be lost, we have much to learn from how Sara lived each day based on hope, love, and kindness. We miss her and will love her always.

"We have the upmost trust and confidence in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. There is no doubt that they, along with the Dallas Police Department and Detective Serra, will continue to seek and find justice for Sara. At this time, we will focus on healing, the grief we have, and living with this senseless tragedy."

Hudson's funeral is scheduled Monday.