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  • Life sentence in Jennifer Hudson family slayings

    Struggling to contain his anger, a Chicago judge on Tuesday sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law to life in prison for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors say was a fit of jealous rage.

  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 10, 2012, file photo, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson attends a book signing in New York. On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, closing arguments are taking place at the Chicago murder trial for William Balfour, Hudson's ex-brother-in-law who is accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew in October 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

    Jennifer Hudson: Jury says stardom no factor in murders verdict

    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.

  • Hudson family slayings suspect convicted of murder

    A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband.

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided April 6, 2012 by the Cook County Sheriff's Department, shows William Balfour who is charged in the murders of the mother, brother and nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. A Chicago jury has convicted Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband. The jury convicted 31-year-old William Balfour on three-counts of first degree murder on Friday, May 11, 2012, after three days of deliberations. He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department, File)

    Hudson family slayings suspect convicted of murder

    A Chicago jury on Friday convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors' described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband.

  • Jury reaches verdict in Hudson family slayings

    Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of the man charged with murdering three of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's family members, Chicago court officials announced Friday afternoon.

  • Hudson thanks prosecutors, God after jury verdict

    A Chicago jury convicted Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law on Friday of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors described as an act of vengeance by a jilted husband.

  • Jurors in Hudson family slayings say they're split

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

  • Defense in Hudson family slayings: Case not proved

    The defense for the man accused of killing relatives of Jennifer Hudson told jurors Wednesday that prosecutors failed to prove their case, while a prosecutor countered that they had "a tsunami of evidence" linking him to the crime.

  • Jury deliberates in Hudson family killings

    Jurors deliberated late into the night Wednesday without reaching a verdict after sitting through sometimes heated and embittered closing arguments at the Chicago trial of the man accused of slaying Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

  • Jury begins deliberating in Hudson family killings

    Jurors in the case of the man accused of killing relatives of Jennifer Hudson began deliberations late Wednesday afternoon after prosecutors trying to counter defense claims of a weak case insisted that "a tsunami of evidence" linked him to the crime.

  • Prosecutors make closing arguments in Hudson case

    Prosecutors began wrapping up their case Thursday against the man charged with murdering three of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family members, showing jurors photos of the victims' bloody bodies and denouncing the defendant as the killer.

  • This courtroom sketch shows Julia Hudson, sister of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, testifying during the first day of William Balfour's murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago on April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of the mother, brother and nephew of Jennifer Hudson. (Associated Press)

    Jennifer Hudson: Judge releases sister's 911 call at trial

    Moments after finding her mother's body, the sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing 911 recording released to the news media Monday.

  • Judge releases Jennifer Hudson's sister's 911 call

    Moments after finding her mother's body, the sister of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing 911 recording released to the news media Monday.

  • Prosecutors show photos of Hudson's slain nephew

    The otherwise blank-faced defendant accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family appeared to cry at his trial Wednesday when prosecutors projected photographs onto a large screen of the bloodied body of the youngest victim _ Oscar winner's 7-year-old nephew.

  • In this courtroom sketch, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson testifies Monday, April 23, 2012, in Chicago at the murder trial of William Balfour, charged in the October 2008 killings of her mother, brother and nephew. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)

    Hudson hears painful testimony about slain family

    The trial of the man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson's family members resumed Tuesday with the Oscar-winner shutting her eyes as a police officer described finding her dead family members.

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  • Accompanied on stage Wednesday night by her sister, Julia Hudson, the Oscar-winning actress became choked up as she said: "My mother always taught us without family you have nothing. Whether you know it or not, we all are family. What happens to the other happens to us. It's one thing to be a celebrity and have power, but it means nothing if we're not making a difference and helping someone else."

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