TORRINGTON–A teen who killed his mother has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Nicholas Hulme, 19, was charged in his mother’s November 2014 murder. In addition to the prison time, he will also have 10 years of special parole. The sentence was part of a plea deal, and there was no trial.
Hulme was arrested November 6, 2014, three days after the murder. It took a while for him to be arrested because after the attack he fled Connecticut and went to Sleepy Hollow, New York.
Hulme admitted to strangling his mother, Wendy Hulme, 49, in her home in Torrington. That day his mother was driving him to a drug rehabilitation clinic in New York, but he changed his mind about going so they went home, but they kept arguing.
Hulme said his mother “came at him” and he grabbed her around the throat and “choked” her. He said she then appeared “purple and unresponsive.”
After the fight, Hulme told police he took his mother’s car, drove to a nearby bank, and took $100 from her bank account. He said he then drove to Waterbury where he purchased heroin and crack and proceeded to use the drugs. After that, Hulme said he drove to New York City, New Jersey, Bridgeport, and Fairfield before arriving in Sleepy Hollow.