Killer of San Diego woman's family sentenced to death
11:31 PM, Nov 20, 2017
11:31 PM, Nov 20, 2017
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A San Diego woman has returned home after her family's killer was sentenced to death in Texas.
Carina Lujambio says her two sons, Austin and Nathan Kamp, went to visit her ex-husband Tom Kamp in Texas in 2015 from their Oceanside home.
Lujambio says her sons went on a spur-of-the-moment camping trip with their father, his girlfriend Hannah Johnson, her 6-year-old son Kade, her father Carl Johnson, and Carl's wife Cynthia Johnson.
On November 15, 2015, William Hudson shot and beat almost everyone in the group to death. The only survivor was Cynthia Johnson.
“Nathan was not even recognizable. The weapon that (Hudson) used to shoot Nathan was a high-powered rifle,” Lujambio said. "Then he went back down to the pond and he scooped their bodies up and dumped them in the water.”
Lujambio said Hudson was upset because he thought the campers were trespassing, even though Tom Kamp had recently purchased the land.
A judge sentenced Hudson to death by lethal injection on November 15, two years to the day after the murders.
“There’s not really closure, but what I can get now is peace," Lujambio said. " I know that this happened, it’s sinking in now, and I know that justice has been served in the most appropriate way. And at least I can feel like I can have peace.”
Lujambio describes Austin as compassionate, caring, and hilarious; she says Nathan was one of the kindest people she's ever met, always watching over his family.
“I don’t think that even in death we can be separated," Lujambio said. "[Nathan is] with me. And he’s with his brothers.”
Lujambio has two younger sons, Quinton and Roland.
This Sunday, November 26, would have been Nathan's birthday; he would have turned 26-years-old.
"I would do anything to have Nathan and Austin and all of their friends and all of their problems all of the chaos that goes along with,” Lujambio said. "I just want people to appreciate their families and never take a day for granted.”
"I just think it’s a crime that San Diego doesn’t even know that they’ve lost two outstanding citizens, two San Diegans, young men that were intelligent and a benefit to our community," she said.