Jennifer Hudson: Jurors in family slayings case say they’re split

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CHICAGO — Jurors deliberating the case of the man charged with murdering relatives of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson say they’re split.

The jury did not say it’s giving up, though. In a note to the judge Friday afternoon, jurors said, “We are trying.”

Prosecutors say Hudson’s former-brother-in-law, William Balfour, killed her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a fit of jealous rage against her sister, Julia Hudson. Balfour was married but estranged from her at the time.

The jury has been deliberating since Wednesday.

In their note saying they are split, jurors asked for cellphone records. The judge sent a note back telling them to keep deliberating.

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