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  • 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...
  • Hudson's sister divorces man accused of killing family members

    Hudson's sister divorces man accused of killing family members
    Jennifer Hudson’s sister divorced the man accused of murdering Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, WGN learned Wednesday. Julia Hudson filed for divorce from William Balfour on August 22, 2011, and the divorce was finalized on December 6, 2011,...
  • Jennifer Hudson, sister take stand in Balfour trial

    Jennifer Hudson, sister take stand in Balfour trial
    Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia took the stand Monday, the first day in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. During Jennifer Hudson's testimony, which only lasted about 10 minutes,...
  • Hudson Trial Blog: 911 Tape played in court: 'Someone killed my mother!'

    Hudson Trial Blog: 911 Tape played in court: 'Someone killed my mother!'
    Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was the first witness as William Balfour went on trial today for the murders of singer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in the home where the Hollywood star grew up. Balfour is accused of  killing Hudson'...
  • April 23: Poll Results

    MORNING NEWS POLL: Do you think Jennifer Hudson's celebrity status will influence the jury at the Wiliam Balfour trial? Yes: 53% No: 47% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Do you think Jennifer Hudson's celebrity status will influence the jury at the William Balfour...
  • 21st Century Court Coverage

    21st Century Court Coverage
    In one sign of the times in the Internet age, an important aspect of our trial coverage for many readers can be live tweets of court proceedings. It was the case during the second Blagojevich trial and again this week as Jennifer Hudson took the stand in...
  • Emotionally charged Hudson murder trial opens

    Emotionally charged Hudson murder trial opens
    Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion. Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
  • Englewood neighborhood takes center stage in Hudson slayings trial

    Englewood neighborhood takes center stage in Hudson slayings trial
    One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...
  • Jennifer Hudson leaves courtroom as jury sees gruesome crime scene photos

    Jennifer Hudson leaves courtroom as jury sees gruesome crime scene photos
    One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...
  • Dispatches from the Hudson Family Killings trial

    Dispatches from the Hudson Family Killings trial
    RedEye is on the scene at the Cook County Courthouse, where the trial for William Balfour, who is accused of killing three members of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008, is taking place. Here are some dispathces from the trial so far, and...
  • Jennifer Hudson in court for 2nd day of Balfour trial

    Jennifer Hudson in court for 2nd day of Balfour trial
    Jennifer Hudson was in the courtroom with her fiancee on the second day of trial for William Balfour, the man accused of killing three of her family members. Balfour is charged with murdering Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and 7-...