Jury finds man guilty of animal cruelty


District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced March 29 the guilty verdict by a jury in an animal cruelty case.
Zwerick Hudson, 42, of Natchitoches was found guilty of aggravated cruelty of animals, a felony, by a jury upon the conclusion of a two day trial. The conviction was the result of an incident in 2020 in which Hudson mutilated and killed a small dog with his bare hands.
Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess set a sentencing date for May 2.
First Assistant DA Cloyd Benjamin Jr. and Assistant DA Bray Williams prosecuted the case.