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New details surface in the 2008 slayings of Jennifer Hudson's relatives
New details surface in the 2008 slayings of Jennifer Hudson's relatives

Jennifer Hudson's career was soaring in the fall of 2008, but the Oscar-winning actress and singer still found time to check in with her mother back in Chicago every day between 9 and 11 a.m. So when Hudson hadn't heard from her mom by late in the morning of Oct. 24, 2008, she sent her a text. There was no response. That was the moment she realized something was wrong, according to a new court filing by Cook County prosecutors. A few hours later, her mother and brother were discovered slain in the family's Englewood neighborhood home. Her young nephew's body was later found in a stolen vehicle abandoned on the West Side. Hudson has rarely spoken in public about the...

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