By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Jurors shrugged off Jennifer Hudson's star status and insisted it played no role in their decision to convict her former brother-in-law for slaying the Oscar winner's mother, brother and nephew — a verdict that means the 31-year-old Chicago man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars.
"We did ignore it," Gholston, a 35-year-old chocolate company employee, said about the deliberations. "There was no discussion of Jennifer Hudson."
"This wasn't about her," juror Jacinta Gholston said. "It was a case about William Balfour."