Police: Boyfriend shot Fairview Twp. woman multiple times from behind

Harper Ho
York Dispatch
Catherine Hartman was found dead in this home in the 600 block of Pleasant View Road in Fairview Township on Saturday, June 26, 2021. Police said Hartman had been shot multiple times. Brandon Addeo photo

Police have charged the boyfriend of a woman who was shot to death Friday inside her Fairview Township home. 

William Frederic Hudson, 50, of the 600 block of Pleasant View Road in Fairview Township, is charged with one count of criminal homicide.

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Hudson is still being treated at WellSpan York Hospital for a gunshot wound to the face, Fairview Township Police Chief Jason Loper said Wednesday. 

He was arraigned via video Wednesday in the hospital before District Judge Scott J. Gross, and bail was denied, Loper said. 

"He's still in the hospital, and we don't know when he'll be released," Loper said, adding Hudson will be remanded to York County Prison when he is discharged from the hospital.

Hudson is accused in the shooting death of 51-year-old Catherine Hartman. She was shot multiple times and died at her residence Friday. Hartman and Hudson lived together and were allegedly arguing the morning of the fatal shooting, police said.

"During the course of the argument, Hudson shot the victim multiple times from behind in her back, arm, and head," the release says. "Hudson remained in his house for more than a day before reaching out to a family member for assistance.  At that point, police were called to the scene." 

Fairview Township Police responded about 9:55 a.m. Saturday to a report of an assault at Hartman's residence. Hartman had already died when police arrived and was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. Saturday, according to a York County Coroner's Office news release.

Police questioned Hudson at the residence before he was taken to the hospital, Loper said. Hudson suffered a gunshot wound to his face. 

"It was pretty much under the chin and it exited his forehead," Loper said. Police recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene. 

—Reach Harper Ho at hho@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @howdyhoharper.