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Guilty Verdicts in Slayings of Jennifer Hudson's Family

William Balfour convicted of three murders

(Newser) - The man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and young nephew has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder, reports AP . William Balfour shot to death Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, in what prosecutors say was a jealous rage in 2008.... More »

Judge Releases Frantic 911 Call in Hudson Murder Trial

And Balfour mistress says he confessed

(Newser) - “Somebody killed my mother. Please help me,” said Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia, in a chilling phone call to emergency services. “My momma. My momma.” Jurors in the triple-murder trial of Hudson's mother, sister, and nephew have already heard the 911 recording, but today the... More »

Jennifer Hudson Didn't Want Sister to Marry Alleged Killer

New details surface in murders of singer's family

(Newser) - Jennifer Hudson didn't approve of the relationship between her sister Julia and William Balfour, the man accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew in 2008, according to newly filed court documents. Hudson grew up near Balfour and the two attended the same elementary school. She told detectives... More »

Did a Gift Spark the Hudson Family Killings?

Hudson murders triggered by jealousy, police say

(Newser) - Police believe a stray birthday gift set off the massacre of Jennifer Hudson’s family, People reports. Hudson’s sister Julia held a party the day before the murders to celebrate her 31st birthday. When estranged husband William Balfour showed up, he spotted a gift that he believed came from... More »

Family Clash May Have Spurred Hudson Killings

Jen's clan had kicked out sister's estranged husband

(Newser) - The estranged husband of Julia Hudson, Jennifer’s sister, is the top suspect in the murder of their three relatives—and police say disputes between the couple may have motivated the crimes, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Hudsons’ mother had thrown William Balfour, 27, out of her house in the... More »

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