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  • 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...
  • Friend: Suspect in Jennifer Hudson family murders asked her to lie about his whereabouts

    Friend: Suspect in Jennifer Hudson family murders asked her to lie about his whereabouts
    A close friend of William Balfour's testified Wednesday that Balfour asked her to lie about his whereabouts just hours after prosecutors allege he killed three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family. Brittany Acoff-Howard, 21, was the second state...
  • Girlfriend says Balfour admitted killing mother, brother of Jennifer Hudson

    Girlfriend says Balfour admitted killing mother, brother of Jennifer Hudson
    William Balfour admitted killing singer Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother to his girlfriend just hours after they were fatally shot, the woman testified Friday in what turned out to be a powerful day of testimony for the prosecution. Appearing...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Balfour trial

    Closing arguments set for Wednesday in Balfour trial
    Prosecutors saved their biggest evidence for Tuesday, the last day of testimony in the trial of William Balfour That evidence?  A key ring.  Chicago detective Tom Kelly testified Balfour carried those keys with him when he was arrested  just hours...
  • 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....
  • Deliberations to resume Friday in Balfour trial

    Deliberations to resume Friday in Balfour trial
    Jury deliberations will continue Friday in the trial of William Balfour the man accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family. There is no indication when the jury will reach a verdict.  Observers say it could take a while.  There...