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  • Friend says Jennifer Hudson's brother had only one enemy: Murder suspect William Balfour

    Friend says Jennifer Hudson's brother had only one enemy: Murder suspect William Balfour
    A maintenance man who grew up with singer Jennifer Hudson's family on Chicago's South Side testified Thursday that he could think of only one man who would have wanted to harm Hudson's brother: William Balfour. Balfour, on trial on charges he killed...
  • Judge gives Balfour 3 life sentences, calls his soul 'barren'

    Judge gives Balfour 3 life sentences, calls his soul 'barren'
    For the first time since his arrest almost four years ago, William Balfour spoke out briefly in court as he was about to be sentenced Tuesday for the murders of three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members, offering condolences for the youngest...
  • Witness describes phone call with suspect in Hudson family slaying trial

    Witness describes phone call with suspect in Hudson family slaying trial
    Quincy Brown was sitting at home in Blue Island on the afternoon that three of Jennifer Hudson's family members were slain when he says he got a panicked call from his friend William Balfour. "At the time he was speed talking. He was in a rush, like a...
  • Deliberations in Hudson trial to continue today

    Deliberations in Hudson trial to continue today
    Deliberations in the William Balfour trial will resume Thursday morning. A few hours into deliberations Wednesday night, the jury had two questions for the judge. The jury requested transcripts and also asked if there were there house keys to 7019 S....
  • Balfour Gets 3 Life Sentences in Hudson Family Murders

    Balfour Gets 3 Life Sentences in Hudson Family Murders
    CHICAGO, Illinois -- William Balfour, who was convicted by a Cook County jury in May in the 2008 murders of singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge Charles...
  • Video shows police interrogation in Hudson family slayings

    Video shows police interrogation in Hudson family slayings
    A Cook County judge has released the videotape of the police interrogation of William Balfour that was played for jurors before they convicted him last week of killing actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. The...
  • Defense claims Hudson shouldn't have testified at murder trial

    Singer Jennifer Hudson should not have been allowed to testify against her former brother-in-law because she had no direct knowledge of the murders of three family members and her celebrity unfairly influenced the jury, defense attorneys argued today in...
  • Jennifer Hudson: I forgive my family's killer

    Jennifer Hudson: I forgive my family's killer
    Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson said she forgives the man who murdered her mother, brother, and nephew. She also doesn't totally blame william balfour for his crimes. Hudson shared her feelings on "Oprah's Next Chapter." Balfour will spend the...
  • Jennifer Hudson in court for 2nd day of Balfour trial

    Jennifer Hudson in court for 2nd day of Balfour trial
    Jennifer Hudson was in the courtroom with her fiancee on the second day of trial for William Balfour, the man accused of killing three of her family members. BalfourĀ is charged with murdering Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and 7-...
  • Judge orders release of Hudson family 911 tapes

    Judge orders release of Hudson family 911 tapes
    On Monday, a judge ordered the release of the 911 phone call recordings from the day Jennifer Hudson's three family members were killed. A motion was filed by the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets for the release of the 911 tapes from that day in...
  • Neighbor: I saw William Balfour spying on Hudson family home

    Neighbor: I saw William Balfour spying on Hudson family home
    A former friend and neighbor of Jennifer Hudson’s family testified today he saw William Balfourspying on the Hudsons' home late one night in the summer before three members of the singer’s family were slain. Reginald Jones, 55, testified that...
  • Hudson case: Expert testifies Balfour's DNA not found on gun

    Hudson case: Expert testifies Balfour's DNA not found on gun
    William Balfour’s DNA was not on the murder weapon he is accused of usingĀ  to kill three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family, a forensic expert testified today in the eighth day of Balfour’s trial. Pauline Gordon, an analyst for...