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  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emotionally charged Hudson murder trial opens

    Emotionally charged Hudson murder trial opens
    Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion. Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
  • 911 call in Hudson murders: 'Somebody killed my mother'

    911 call in Hudson murders: 'Somebody killed my mother'
    A Cook County judge today granted a media request to release an emotional 911 recording in which Jennifer Hudson's sister begged dispatchers for help after she found her mother shot dead inside the family's South Side home. Julia Hudson had just returned...
  • Hudson murder case jury urged to convict based on 'tsunami' of circumstantial evidence

    Hudson murder case jury urged to convict based on 'tsunami' of circumstantial evidence
    Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of actress Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law Thursday, choosing between contradicting portraits of him painted during closing arguments. The racially diverse panel must decide whether William Balfour is an...
  • William Balfour guilty in Hudson murders case

    William Balfour guilty in Hudson murders case
    Actress Jennifer Hudson cried softly as her former brother-in-law was convicted today of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. Hudson bowed her head as jurors entered the courtroom around 4:40 p.m. The Academy Award-winning actress, who...
  • Englewood neighborhood takes center stage in Hudson slayings trial

    Englewood neighborhood takes center stage in Hudson slayings trial
    One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...
  • Prosecutors: Suspect in Hudson slayings solicited false alibi

    Prosecutors: Suspect in Hudson slayings solicited false alibi
    William Balfour called a former girlfriend and asked her to create a false alibi for him on the day he allegedly killed three members of actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, prosecutors said in a court filing. Prosecutors want to call the woman,...
  • "Hudson Murders" trial begins Monday

    "Hudson Murders" trial begins Monday
    The trial of William Barfour begins Monday. He is charged with killing three members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family: her mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, her brother, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, and her nephew, 7-year-old Julian King. On Monday,...
  • Jennifer Hudson, sister take stand in Balfour trial

    Jennifer Hudson, sister take stand in Balfour trial
    Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia took the stand Monday, the first day in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. During Jennifer Hudson's testimony, which only lasted about 10 minutes,...