Hudson In-Law Arrested in Family Murders

Sister's husband to be charged with slaying 3, including 7-year-old
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2008 4:59 PM CST
The casket carrying the body of Julian King, the nephew of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, is placed on a horse-drawn wagon after his funeral in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 3, 2008.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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(Newser) – The estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson’s sister has been arrested and will be charged with the murders of the Oscar winner's mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew, the Chicago Tribune reports. William Balfour was in state custody on a parole violation until today, when the Chicago police served an arrest warrant. The case against him is largely circumstantial, the Sun-Times reports.