FARMINGTON — The trial for a Texas man accused of killing six people at an Anderson County campsite in Texas in November 2015, including two former Farmington residents and a 6-year-old family member, is scheduled to begin Sept. 25.

William Mitchell Hudson, 35, of Tennessee Colony, will be tried on two counts of capital murder, according to a representative of the Anderson County District Attorney’s Office in Palestine, Texas.

Hudson is accused of shooting to death Carl Johnson, 76, a retired University of Maine at Farmington employee, his daughter, Hannah Johnson, 40, a graduate of Mt. Blue High School in Farmington and University of Maine in Orono, her son, Kade Johnson, 6, her boyfriend, Thomas Kamp, 46, all of Texas, and his two sons, Nathan Kamp, 23, and Austin Kamp, 21, both of California, on Nov. 14, 2015.

Carl Johnson’s wife, Cynthia, also a retired UMF employee, was able to escape and hide in the woods until she could call 911 to report the shootings.

Both Carl and his daughter, Hannah, were found shot to death in a camper trailer on property Thomas and Hannah bought from Hudson’s father. The bodies of the other four were found in a pond near Hudson’s property.

According to a police affidavit, Cynthia told investigators that on Nov. 14 a man riding an orange tractor approached the family and later helped them pull a vehicle from the mud. He identified himself as “William.”

Later he returned and was socializing and had drinks with family members.

He later accompanied several family members into the surrounding woods,” the affidavit states, “after which Cynthia Johnson heard multiple gunshots.”

He then returned to the campsite alone, and chased two of the Johnson family members into a camper trailer. Johnson told police she heard two more gunshots, according to the court document.

She then saw her husband, Carl, collapse onto the camper steps after having been shot by the man later identified as Hudson.

Cynthia Johnson continued to hide, hearing multiple gunshots, and remained in hiding until she felt it was safe to move,” the affidavit states.

Once she was able to alert police, a search for Hudson began. Police said when they found Hudson, in nearby Tennessee Colony, they also located his blood-stained tractor and that Hudson had blood stains on him.

Hudson has remained in custody since his arrest.

District Attorney Allyson Mitchell and a representative of the state’s Attorney General Office will try the case. Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Sept. 11. The trial will be held in the Third Judicial District in the city of Bryan in Brazos County, Texas.

According to court records, Mitchell filed notice to seek the death penalty on Jan. 23, 2017, according to the Palestine Herald-Press, a media outlet in Texas.

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