Finally someone has been convicted of a crime that turned Jennifer Hudson’s life upside down. Sources at TMZ are reporting that William Balfour has been sentenced to serve THREE CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES. One life sentence for each of the three members of Hudson’s family that were murdered. Â Rad the details below. Read More »
The man convicted of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family is looking to get a new trial.
Attorneys for William Balfour say the Oscar winner’s testimony in the trial was “irrelevant” and say her celebrity unfairly influenced the jury’s decision to convict Balfour of the crimes.
They are expected to present their case to a Cook County judge next month.
Jennifer was the first witness to take the stand during Balfour’s trial. She told the court that no one in the family wanted her sister Julia to marry Balfour, adding that the family did not like the way he treated Julia. Read More »
Jennifer Hudson is extending a prayer to the man now convicted of killing her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
In a statement released to E! Online after Friday’s verdict, the Oscar winner and her sister said they were grateful for the love and support they had received from people all over the world and offered prayers not only for their own family members still struggling with the loss, but for William Balfour and his family as well.
The statement read, in part,
“It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.”
Hudson broke down in tears in the court room Friday after a Chicago jury delivered a guilty verdict on all counts for Balfour. The 31-year-old faces life in prison when he is sentenced. His attorneys say they will appeal. Read More »
Jennifer Hudson was there during the verdict reading for William Balfour, who was convicted of murdering three members of J. Hud’s family.
31-year-old Balfour stands convicted of the triple murder after allegedly flying into a blind and jealous rage in 2008 — over a balloon gift for Julia Hudson, Balfour’s ex and Jennifer’s sister.
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Testimony in the trial for the man accused of killing members of Jennifer Hudson’s family is expected to resume this morning in Chicago. The first day of William Balfour’s trial began with Hudson who, as the prosecution’s star witness, was the first to take the stand. The Oscar winning actress and singer delivered emotional testimony while recalling the last time she saw her family before they were murdered in October 2008.
Hudson also told the court that no one in the family wanted her sister Julia to marry the man at the center of the trial.
Prosecutors say Balfour killed Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew in October 2008 after flying into a jealous rage over his estranged wife’s alleged relationship with another man.
Balfour has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Jennifer’s sister Julia also testified on Monday.
According to CBS Chicago, Julia told the court that her estranged husband called her while police were investigating the crime scene and told her that a friend named “Brittany” told him about the murders. Read More »
Â Even though Jennifer Hudson has dropped over 80 pounds and trying to restart her life after her family was tragically killed. now they are saying Jens going to have to relive everything only this time it’s going public.
The tragic 2008 murder of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew is finally going to trial, but could it be coming to a TV screen near you?
The Illinois Supreme Court has decided cameras and microphones can be allowed in the court room during the trial.
Many are wondering if this will open the door to televising the Hudson family murder trial.
Proponents argue that allowing cameras in the court room ensures transparency. Read More »