William Balfour Sentencing Tuesday? Man Convicted In Hudson Family Murders Asks For New Trial

07/23/2012 04:37 pm ET

The Chicago man convicted earlier this year in the murder of Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew may be sentenced Tuesday when his attorneys' requests for a retrial are considered by a judge.

Judge Charles Burns will decide Tuesday whether the conviction of William Balfour will stand. If Balfour's attorneys' request for a new trial is denied, sentencing will follow.

WBEZ reports that Balfour's attorneys have claimed that police pinned the murder on their client because of the celebrity status of the case. Neither Balfour's DNA nor fingerprints were found on the murder weapon.

Balfour was formerly married to Hudson's sister, Julia, and prosecutors argued that he shot the family members in a jealous rage as she was seeing another man.

Earlier on HuffPost:

Jennifer Hudson's Family Murdered In Chicago

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