(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Earlier this year, on April 21, 2019, a violent situation erupted between a man and a woman while an infant was present. The man was injured when a pot of boiling water was thrown onto him. The male took the child and fled the scene. Upon a visit to hospital, it was determined that he suffered second degree burns to 9% of his body.
The woman is believed to have had her children taken from her and placed in the hands of a safe and loving family member.
On October 3rd, 2019, the woman once again assaulted the same man, yet again, this time with a cell phone. Police were called and an investigation was conducted and as a result police have arrested 32-year-old Ursula Hudson (picture needed).
She appeared in court this morning via video link from the Thunder Bay Police Service station. Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Denette Ellard was presiding along with Crown Attorney Emily Delaney and the upcoming lawyer, local law student Blanco on behalf of lawyer David Pierce. Hudson is facing the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon (pot of boiling water).
- Assault causing bodily harm (from the pot of boiling water).
- Assault with a weapon (cell phone).
- Assault (on a man).
The Crown informs the court that Hudson is in a reverse-onus situation which means she will have to show the courts why she should be released. Court hears there are secondary ground concerns regarding the release of Hudson. Today, the Crown is not consenting to Hudson’s release and indicates that a bail plan has not been put forth yet.
Blanco tells the court that a bail hearing for tomorrow is being requested in courtroom 304.
Hudson is ordered to remain in jail for the time being. She will be transported to the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre where she is likely to stay until at least tomorrow.