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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 ...

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...

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 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...

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...

Jennifer Hudson Star Power To Complicate Family's Murder Trial

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 06.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Accustomed to wearing Vera Wang gowns on red carpets, singing at the Grammys or autographing her weight-loss memoir, Oscar winner Jenn...