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  • 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...
  • Jennifer Hudson moves in a protective bubble at murder trial

    Jennifer Hudson moves in a protective bubble at murder trial
    Stepping off the elevator in stiletto boots and a black skirt, Jennifer Hudson draws a few sideways glances as she walks with her entourage to a Cook County courtroom where her former brother-in-law is standing trial in the killings of her mother, brother...
  • Prospective Balfour jurors must answer questions about Jennifer Hudson

    Prospective Balfour jurors must answer questions about Jennifer Hudson
    To sit in judgment of William Balfour, would-be jurors are going to have to reveal everything they know about singer Jennifer Hudson, including whether they watched her on "American Idol," saw her star-making turn in "Dreamgirls" or read her new book....
  • 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...
  • No verdict in Hudson slayings as jurors to resume deliberations Thursday morning

    No verdict in Hudson slayings as jurors to resume deliberations Thursday morning
    After less than two hours of deliberations Wednesday night, the jury deliberating the fate of the man accused of killing Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew requested transcripts from witnesses who testified in the case and then...
  • 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...