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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...
  • 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,...
  • Jury selection to begin in Hudson family murder trial

    Jury selection to begin in Hudson family murder trial
    A final hearing, prior to jury selection, was held Monday for the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family. Potential jurors in William Balfour's murder trial will fill out questionnaires this Thursday, with opening statements scheduled to start...
  • Gasps on first day of jury selection in Hudson deaths

    Gasps on first day of jury selection in Hudson deaths
    Some prospective jurors gasped today when they realized they were being considered for the trial of William Balfour, accused in the slayings of celebrity Jennifer Hudson's family members. The moment came as the judge announced the name of the case,...
  • Jury selection continues in Balfour murder trial

    Jury selection continues in Balfour murder trial
    The jury selection continued Monday for the man accused of killing three relatives of Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson. Potential jurors returned to the Cook County Criminal Court Building Monday. They were questioned by attorneys and the judge in the case....
  • 14 jurors chosen for Hudson family murder trial

    With his fate hanging in the balance, William Balfour now knows most of the people who will decide whether he spends the rest of his life in prison in the slayings of singer Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. So far they include a...
  • Jennifer Hudson's fame may complicate murder trial

    Jennifer Hudson's fame may complicate murder trial
    Oscar and Grammy award winner Jennifer Hudson will watch a painful part of her past play out not on the silver screen, but in a Chicago courtroom. Jury selection begins for William Balfour, the man accused of brutally murdering her mother, brother and 7-...
  • A list of jurors chosen for the Hudson family murder trial

    Fourteen jurors were picked Monday for the William Balfour trial. The judge has kept their identities secret until after their verdict. In all, 18 jurors – including six alternates -- will be selected. Here is what was learned about the seven men...
  • 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...