Pawtucket woman guilty in 2016 murder

Pawtucket woman guilty in 2016 murder

Trearra Hudgen, age 28, of Pawtucket, was found guilty Friday by a Providence County Superior Court jury of first-degree murder, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence resulting in death, first-degree robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, and carrying a pistol without a license in the 2016 murder of Matthew Reverdes.

The jury returned the verdict after less than a day of deliberations that followed a seven-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice Robert Krause.

During the trial, prosecutors proved that during the afternoon of Oct. 31, 2016, Hudgen and co-defendant Julio Cano, 34, of Pawtucket, entered the basement apartment at 54 Harrison St. armed with firearms to confront Matthew Reverdes at his apartment over a personal dispute. A physical confrontation ensued and Hudgens fired her .22 caliber Colt revolver, striking the defendant in the back.

Bleeding, Reverdes fled the apartment and ran to a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts, where he collapsed. An employee of Dunkin’ Donuts called e-911. Reverdes was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Pawtucket police responded to the three-decker home located at 54 Harrison St., where they found multiple shell casings outside the home and a bullet hole in the wall of the victim's apartment.

After an extensive investigation, law enforcement apprehended Hudgen in Hartford, Conn. and Cano in Framingham, Mass.

Judge Krause set down Dec. 7 for post-conviction motions and no date has been set for sentencing. Cano pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon on June 13 and is awaiting sentencing.

Pawtucket Police Det. David Silva led the investigation and Special Assistant Attorneys Gen. David Bonzagni and Jessica Villella prosecuted the case on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.