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William Balfour Gets 3 Life Sentences For 2008 Hudson Murders

William Balfour received three consecutive sentences of life in prison for the murder of three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members in 2008. [ more › ]

Attorneys Seek Retrial In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

Attorneys for William Balfour filed a motion for a retrial for their client, claiming that singer-actress Jennifer Hudson should not have testified in the original trial where Balfour was found guilty of murdering Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, and that her celebrity status unfairly influenced the jury. [ more › ]

Closing The Book On The Trial Of William Balfour

Defense attorneys used Englewood's violent reputation to argue for William Balfour's innocence. [ more › ]

Jury Finds Balfour Guilty Of Murdering Three Members Of Jennifer Hudson's Family

William Balfour, 31, could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Closing Arguments Completed In Hudson Murder Trial

The murder trial of William Balfour, accused of killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family, is nearing a close. [ more › ]

Testimony Continues At Trial Of Man Accused Of Killing Hudson Family

Testimony continues in the murder trial of William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, who is accused of killing three members of the Hudson family at their Englewood home in October 2008. [ more › ]

Updates From the Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

The murder trial of William Balfour — the brother-in-law of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson accused of killing her sister, mother and nephew — continues this week. Here is a roundup of what is going on in the court. [ more › ]

Jennifer Hudson Skips Murder Evidence Presentation

Day two of the trial of William Balfour, accused of murdering the mother, brother and nephew of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson, ended with Hudson and sister Julia leaving the courtroom as prosecutors presented evidence detailing the murders. [ more › ]

Jennifer Hudson Testifies In Ex-Brother-In-Law's Murder Trial

Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson was the first witness to testify today in the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of murdering Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Jury Chosen For Hudson Family Murder Trial

The jury has been selected for the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: The Trial Of William Balfour Begins

Jury selection began today for the trial of William Balfour, who is charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family. Apparently potential jurors "gasped" when told what the case was. [ more › ]

Jennifer Hudson May Testify In Murder Trial

Prosecutors have revealed new information about the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, and the Oscar winner is listed as a witness in the case against William Balfour, her sister's estranged husband. [ more › ]

Defense Attorneys Want To Talk To Jennifer Hudson

Attorneys for William Balfour—the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew—are seeking access to Hudson's cell phone records, and Hudson might be a witness in the upcoming trial. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Trial Set For Man Accused Of Killing Jennifer Hudson's Family Members

William Balfour is accused of killing singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in 2008 and faces 77 counts, including first-degree murder, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. [ more › ]

Balfour's Lawyer Quits

The attorney for William Balfour, the man charged with the murders of Darnell Donnerson, Jason Hudson, and Julian King (actress/singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew, respectively), has quit the case. Joshua Kutnick insists he believes his client is innocent but says he doesn't have the money for such a high-profile case. Show More Summary

Baflour Transferred

William Balfour, the man accused of killing three family members or actress/singer Jennifer Hudson - including seven-year-old Julian King - has been moved from Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet to Cook County Jail. The request was made by his lawyer so it would be easier to consult with Balfour and a judge approved. Show More Summary

Balfour Indicted For Hudson Murders

Prosecutors today informed suspect William Balfour that he has been formally indicted in the murders of Darnell Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7, the mother, brother, and nephew of actress/singer Jennifer Hudson. Balfour was informed of the indictment at a court appearance this morning. Show More Summary

Bail Denied For Balfour

William Balfour was denied bail at a hearing today by Judge Raymond Myles. His attorney, Joshua Kutnick, claims there are no witnesses and no connection between Balfour and the murder weapon. Prosecutors presented arguments that included:...Show More Summary

Weis Confident In Balfour Charges

Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis expressed confidence that they've built a strong case against William Balfour, the suspect formally charged in the killings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. Police recovered the murder weapon and the SUV in which seven-year-old Julian King was killed. Show More Summary

Balfour Formally Charged

William Balfour has been formally charged in the murders of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson, and Julian King, all relatives of actress/singer Jennifer Hudson. He has been charged with one count of home invasion and three counts of first-degree murder. Show More Summary

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