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Jennifer Hudson's Ex-Brother-In-Law Gets Three Life Sentences

People | Posted 07.24.2012 | Celebrity

Described by the judge as possessing a soul "as barren as dark space," William Balfour was sentenced Tuesday to three life sentences for the 2008 murd...

Balfour Sentenced To Life In Prison In Hudson Family Slayings

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Struggling to contain his anger, a Chicago judge on Tuesday sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law to life in ...

Man Convicted In Hudson Family Murders May Be Sentenced Tuesday

Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago

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 ...

New Trial Requested In Hudson Family Murder Conviction

AP | Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A judge in Chicago says he'll decide next month on the request for a new trial for the man convicted of killing three members of Oscar winn...

WATCH: Police Release Video From Balfour Interrogation

Posted 05.17.2012 | Chicago

One week after William Balfour was convicted of killing singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, police have releas...

Jury: Hudson's Fame Didn't Impact Verdict

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.12.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors shrugged off Jennifer Hudson's star status and insisted it played no role in their decision to convict her former brother-in-la...

Jury Finds Balfour Guilty In Hudson Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago jury convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law on Friday of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-ol...

Jury Deliberations Continue In Hudson Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors finished a second day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of the man charged with murdering Oscar winner J...

Hudson Family Murder Trial Coming To An End

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jurors deliberated late into the night Wednesday without reaching a verdict after sitting through sometimes heated and embittered clos...

Prosecution Rests In Hudson Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The man accused of killing three of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's relatives did not take the stand and his attorneys put on a mere 30...

Journalists Covering Hudson Trial Can No Longer Use Cellphones

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cellphones ringing during testimony at the trial of the man accused of killing relatives of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson so piqued a j...

Jennifer Hudson Star Treatment At Family Murder Trial? Court Says No

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jennifer Hudson arrives each day at the trial of the man accused of killing three of her close family members with her personal bodygu...

LISTEN: Disturbing Hudson 911 Call Released

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago

A Cook County judge on Monday released tape of a chilling 911 call placed by Jennifer Hudson's sister in 2008, after discovering her murdered mother i...

Suspect In Killings Of Jennifer Hudson's Family Confessed, Mistress Tells Jury

The Huffington Post / AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Chicago

Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law allegedly admitted to killing at least two members of the Oscar winner's family in 2008, the suspect's mistres...

Hudson Family Murder Trial Could Last More Than A Month

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Prosecutors at the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family head into their fourth day presenting evidence with...

Hudson Murder Trial To Focus On Youngest Victim

AP | By MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The otherwise blank-faced defendant accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family appeared to cry at his trial Wednesday when prosecutors pro...

Jennifer Hudson Emotional During Day Two Of Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jennifer Hudson shut her eyes tight Tuesday, holding still on a spectators' bench, as a police officer at the trial of the man accused...

Jennifer Hudson Cries On The Stand In Family Murder Trial

Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

Jennifer Hudson is used to being in the spotlight, but the singer broke down when all eyes were on her today. Hudson took the stand to testify agai...

Jennifer Hudson Arrives In Chicago For Family Murder Trial

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A court official says Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has arrived at a Chicago courthouse for the start of the trial of a man accused of killi...

Jennifer Hudson Takes The Stand In Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family opened with the marquee witness, as prosecutors put the award-winning...

Hudson Family Murder Trial Showcases Violent Chicago 'Hood

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The house is like many others nearby. Blinded by boards over windows after witnessing the worst kind of violence, the white two-story house...

Hudson's Sister Filed For Divorce From Family's Accused Killer

Posted 04.18.2012 | Chicago

It turns out his pending trial in the 2008 Hudson family murders are not the only legal matters that William Balfour has on his mind these days: Accor...

Courtroom Tweet Ban? Judges, Journalists Clash Over Social Media

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Getting news from a big trial once took days, moving at the speed of a carrier pigeon or an express pony. The telegraph and telephone cut t...

Jury Chosen In Hudson Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jury selection wrapped up Tuesday for the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of act...

Jury Selection Continues In Hudson Family Murder Trial

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The first full day of jury selection in the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's family en...