William Balfour was found guilty of the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and seven-year-old nephew Julian King yesterday (May 11), bringing some justice and closure to J-Hud and her family. In light of the verdict, the 'Dream Girls' star and her sister, Julia, have released a statement about the trial.
Guilty. That's the verdict handed down in the Jennifer Hudson family murders case. The singer's former brother-in-law William Balfour was found guilty today (May 11) of three counts of first-degree murder and four other counts in relation to the 2008 murders of Hudson's mother, brother and her nephew, who was just 7 and the youngest victim of the tragedy.
Jennifer Hudson has put on a brave face during the trial of William Balfour, who horrifically murdered three of her family members, but a recent moment in court proved too much for the 'Dream Girls' star. Hudson exited the courtroom quietly when crime scene photos of her slain nephew were presented as evidence.
Both the prosecution and the defense in the Jennifer Hudson family murder trial focused primarily on evidence. Per The Hollywood Reporter, one of these pieces of evidence was the recording of the 911 call Julia Hudson made when she discovered her mother's body.
As we've previously warned, some details of the case may be disturbing to some readers, so we encourage you to proceed at your own discretion.
The Dream Girl herself, Jennifer Hudson, went back to her 'American Idol' roots tonight. The former contestant, who Ryan Seacrest noted as the only member of the 'Idol' family to have won both a Grammy and an Academy Award, took to the 'Idol' stage tonight for a performance of 'Think Like a Man' with R&B singer Ne-Yo.