Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law,William Balfour was found guilty of murdering the singer’s mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew in a gruesome killing spree in Chicago in October 2008, after an 11 day trial.
Balfour was estranged from his wife, Julia(Hudson’s sister), at the time of the killings. The jury found him guilty on three counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting Hudson’s mom Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King. He faces life in prison for his crimes.
He was also found guilty for home invasion and residential burglary.
Hudson was in attendance for every day of the trial and was present for the reading of the verdict on Friday (May 11).