Trial Finally Set for Man Who Murdered Jennifer Hudson’s Family
It’s been about four years, but the monster who murdered Jennifer Hudson’s mother, nephew, and brother is finally going to trial.
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A judge says it’s time for the man charged in the slayings of three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family to face a jury.
Cook County Judge Charles Burns on Thursday set jury selection for April 9 in the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2008 slayings of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.
Balfour was the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson’s sister, Julia. Prosecutors allege he shot her family in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was dating another man.
The bodies of 57-year-old Darnell Hudson and 29-year-old Jason Hudson were found in the family’s home on the city’s South Side. The body of 7-year-old Julian King was found days later in a sport utility vehicle on the city’s West Side.