William Balfour

Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law William Balfour who was convicted of killing her mother, brother and nephew has spoken out for the first time since he was sentenced to life in prison in 2012. In an interview with ABC7 from Pontiac Correctional Center, Balfour has claimed evidence from the murder was planted in a conspiracy to put him […]

Singer/Actress Jennifer Hudson and her relatives have a verdict in their family murder trial. Hudson’s ex-brother-in-law, William Balfour, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the October 2008 shooting deaths of her mother, Darnell Donerson; brother Jason Hudson; and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, reports E! News. Hudson, sitting with fiancé David Otunga, […]

William Balfour, the man who murdered Grammy-winning R&B singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, has been found guilty of all charges in Chicago, IL. Balfour was charged with three counts of murder, home invasion, residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle and now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. Stay tuned for […]

Jurors starting deliberating Wednesday, continuing late into the night without reaching a verdict after sitting through sometimes heated and embittered closing arguments at the Chicago trial of the man accused of murdering singer/actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, reports AP. Hudson sobbed and dabbed her eyes when prosecutors displayed photos of the bullet-riddled […]

Moments after finding her mother’s body, the sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing 911 recording released to the news media Monday, reports AP. “Oh my God…. Somebody’s killed my mother,” Julia Hudson says, while a dispatcher tries to get her to calm down and repeat her […]

Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson testified Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. She broke down in tears several times on the stand as she remembered her family. Hudson was the prosecution’s first witness. She identified the defendant, William Balfour, the estranged husband of her sister, […]

Potential jurors got their first look Thursday at the man accused in the 2008 murders of singer/actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew ahead of trial testimony set to begin later this month. When Judge Charles Burns introduced the defendant William Balfour — Balfour tugged nervously on his tie as he turned to face […]

Singer/Actress Jennifer Hudson has been placed on the witness list for the upcoming trial of William Balfour, who has been charged with killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in October 2008. According to the Chicago Tribune, prosecutors have yet to disclose if Hudson will be called to testify. Reportedly, a prosecution filing from last week […]

A judge on Tuesday upheld the arrest of the man who allegedly killed three of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family members in 2008. Attorneys representing William Balfour had aimed to convince a judge that the arrest of their client – and evidence from a warrantless search – should be thrown out because Chicago police lacked “probable […]

Three and a half years after the horrendous murders of Jennifer Hudson’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, the man charged with the first-degree slayings, William Balfour, has finally been scheduled to stand trial. According to E! News, Cook County Judge Charles Burns announced Thursday that jury selection […]

It’s been nearly two years since the horrific murders of her mother, brother and nephew and singer Jennifer Hudson is still searching for closure.