William Balfour


Not guilty plea entered in killing of Hudson's kin

CHICAGO: Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he fatally shot the Oscar-winning actress' mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. William Balfour, 27, entered not guilty pleas to first-degree murder and home invasion charges in a Cook County courtroom. Balfour is the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson. He is charged in the deaths of the sisters' mother, Darnell Donerson, their brother, Jason Hudson, and Julia Hudson's son, Julian King. Prosecutors allege that Balfour shot the three in a jealous rage because he was upset Julia Hudson had been dating another man. The bodies of...