William Balfour Guilty in J-Hud Family Murder Trial
1 year ago
Singer Jennifer Hudson was present when verdict was read.
The verdict in the Jennifer Hudson family murder trial has been reached.
William Balfour, the man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew back in 2008, has been found guilty.
After two days of deliberations, the jury reached its verdict.
Jennifer Hudson was present in court when the verdict was read. She was there for every day of testimony and cried as the verdict was read.
Prosecutors alleged that Balfour fatally shot Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, in her living room, and then shot Hudson's brother Jason Hudson, 29, as he lay in bed. He then kidnapped Hudson's nephew Julian King, who was 7. Investigators believe the boy was shot in the head as he lay behind the front seat of an SUV. He reportedly flew into a blind and jealous rage over a balloon gift for Julia Hudson which he thought was from her new boyfriend. Julia found her mother dead. The killings happened in the family home in Chicago's tough Englewood neighborhood, where Jennifer Hudson grew up.
He faces life in prison. He was also found guilty of home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle.