Charles Gardner

Charles Gardner exits the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago following the sentencing of William Balfour. William Balfour, convicted of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced to 3 life sentences. Gardner, 48, testified he caught Balfour in the act of stealing his SUV in November 1998 and jumped onto the luggage rack, touching off a wild police chase through several South Side neighborhoods and down the Dan Ryan Expressway as Balfour tried to shake him off the roof.
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( JosÈ M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / July 24, 2012 )

Charles Gardner exits the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago following the sentencing of William Balfour. William Balfour, convicted of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced to 3 life sentences. Gardner, 48, testified he caught Balfour in the act of stealing his SUV in November 1998 and jumped onto the luggage rack, touching off a wild police chase through several South Side neighborhoods and down the Dan Ryan Expressway as Balfour tried to shake him off the roof.

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