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3 Life Sentences for Killer in Jennifer Hudson Case

William Balfour shot her mom, sister, and nephew
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2012 2:31 PM CDT
3 Life Sentences for Killer in Jennifer Hudson Case
In this July 11, 2012, photo, Jennifer Hudson is seen on stage during her performance at the Taste of Chicago.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

(Newser) – "You have the heart of an arctic night. Your soul is as barren as dark space." And with that, the judge in the murder case involving three members of Jennifer Hudson's family sentenced killer William Balfour to three life sentences, reports AP. Balfour shot to death the singer's sister, mother, and nephew in what prosecutors say was a jealous rage in 2008. Hudson herself attended the sentencing, just as she attended every day of the trial. See TMZ for more. (Read more Jennifer Hudson stories.)

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