| May 9, 2012
| 9:02 PM
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...
| May 12, 2012
| 4:11 AM
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...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:11 PM
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...
| May 11, 2012
| 10:27 PM
William Balfour has been found guilty in the Hudson murders case.
Balfour was found guilty on all counts of murder, home invasion, armed robbery and kidnapping and faces mandatory life in prison. He showed no emotion when the verdict was announced, but...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:39 PM
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.
| May 12, 2012
| 8:06 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors shrugged off Jennifer Hudson's star status and insisted it played no role in their decision to convict her former brother-in-law for slaying the Oscar winner's mother, brother and nephew — a verdict that means the 31-...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:16 AM
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.
| May 24, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Judge Charles P. Burns of Cook County Circuit Court is usually in his courtroom presiding over tough cases, including the high-profile trial of William Balfour, who was convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson's family members. But this afternoon, instead...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2008
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson considered her mother's Chicago home a haven, a place where she could find respite from Hollywood's occasionally brutal and superficial ways.
That South Side sanctuary, however, was violently shattered Friday when...
| Oct 26, 2008
Tragedy and mystery engulfed the family of actress Jennifer Hudson as police searched for her nephew and questioned her brother-in-law in connection with the slayings of her mother and brother.
Authorities confirmed Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason...
| Oct 27, 2008
A suspect in the slayings of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother was transferred to state custody Sunday for violating his parole after he stopped cooperating with police investigating the killings and the disappearance of Hudson's nephew,...