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  • Video shows police interrogation in Hudson family slayings

    Video shows police interrogation in Hudson family slayings
    A Cook County judge has released the videotape of the police interrogation of William Balfour that was played for jurors before they convicted him last week of killing actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. The...
  • Judge congratulates graduates of Cook County drug rehab program

    Judge congratulates graduates of Cook County drug rehab program
    Judge Charles P. Burns of Cook County Circuit Court is usually in his courtroom presiding over tough cases, including the high-profile trial of William Balfour, who was convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson's family members. But this afternoon, instead...
  • Defense claims Hudson shouldn't have testified at murder trial

    Singer Jennifer Hudson should not have been allowed to testify against her former brother-in-law because she had no direct knowledge of the murders of three family members and her celebrity unfairly influenced the jury, defense attorneys argued today in...
  • Judge gives Balfour 3 life sentences, calls his soul 'barren'

    Judge gives Balfour 3 life sentences, calls his soul 'barren'
    For the first time since his arrest almost four years ago, William Balfour spoke out briefly in court as he was about to be sentenced Tuesday for the murders of three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members, offering condolences for the youngest...
  • 3 life sentences for Balfour in Hudson family murders

    3 life sentences for Balfour in Hudson family murders
    William Balfour, who was convicted by a Cook County jury in May in the 2008 murders of singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Judge Charles Burns imposed three...
  • Prosecutors: Suspect in Hudson slayings solicited false alibi

    Prosecutors: Suspect in Hudson slayings solicited false alibi
    William Balfour called a former girlfriend and asked her to create a false alibi for him on the day he allegedly killed three members of actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, prosecutors said in a court filing. Prosecutors want to call the woman,...
  • Compromise proposal: Microphones in the courtroom

     
    Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column this morning reports that Cook County Judge Charles Burns has barred reporters from tweeting in court during the trial of William Balfour. Balfour is charged with murdering three family members of singer and actress...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman and panelists Mick Dumke, Chicago Reader; Pat......
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    From Sunday's print column, a revised extention of this posting from earlier in the week: One adjective, please, to describe the following: Oh, my God! Somebody’s killed my mother! Somebody’s killed my mother! Please help me... I’m...
  • William Balfour found guilty of murdering Jennifer Hudson's family

     
    Jurors returned the guilty verdict after about 18 hours of deliberation over three days....
  • Jennifer Hudson comments on conviction of William Balfour

     
    After William Balfour was convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and nephew, Julian King, Hudson and her sister, Julia, released a statement to the press....