William Balfour: Suspect in Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

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William Balfour, a suspect in the Jennifer Hudson family murders, is in custody. Her mother and brother are dead, and her seven-year-old nephew is missing.

Balfour was once married to J-Hud's sister Julia - the mother of Julian, the boy who is unaccounted for. An AMBER Alert was issued for Julian as of yesterday.

In a cryptic statement, a Chicago PD spokeswoman has said that investigators are talking to "a number of people in custody" but didn't explain further.

At least one of the victims - Jennifer's mom Darnell Donerson and brother Jason Hudson - had defensive wounds, which may suggest domestic violence.

William Balfour was recently paroled after serving seven years in jail.

Here's the interesting thing - according to TMZ, neighbors in the Chicago area who know the family well say a few weeks ago a family member tried stealing a car, which triggered an argument in which the would-be thief vowed revenge.

No one was named specifically in the incident, but William Balfour, who is currently on parole and lists Donerson's address as his, spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Julia's MySpace page recently showed a picture of Jason with a caption that reads, "Jason picking up my ass from work, cause bitch ass William sold my car."

Follow the jump for more on the car theory that police are investigating in connection with the killings, and William Balfour's MySpace page ...

Several other neighbors said Julia complained to them that William Balfour sold one of their cars without permission. One neighbor told TMZ that the dispute got so heated William actually threatened to "kill Julia's family."

That's all circumstantial evidence, but Balfour is clearly an unsavory character (unless of course he's reading this, in which case we're obviously kidding).

Anyway, calling himself "FLEX A MILLION" on MySpace, Balfour says:

I AM A 26 YEAR OLD, I RESIDE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO, I HAVE A WIFE HER NAME IS JULIA, AND I ALSO HAVE A 6 YR OLD STEPSON, I DON'T TOLERATE BULLSHIT, SO DON'T COME TO ME WITH IT, I LIKE TO LIVE LIFE AND EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING THATS WHY I'M HERE SEEING WHAT IT'S ABOUT, I MIGHT AS WELL LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT JENNIFER HUDSON IS MY WIFE'S SISTER I'M PROUD OF HER AND WISH HER NOTHING BUT THE BEST IN WHAT SHE DO BUT DON'T HIT ME UP ASKING BOUT HER, OTHER THAN THAT IT'S ON!

William also lists himself as a "proud parent," Julian is still missing.

More on this story as it develops ...

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condolences to the hudson family. death penalty should be given to william if it is true he is murderer.

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I was just sayin that when i told my sister the story she want to cry my love go 2 u

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To the Hudson family keep praying for God only knows why.And Jennifer, darling may God give you strenght to endure, because he can . Put all your trust in him and he will see you through. I can't imagine what you are going through, but just keep whispering a prayer to the "LORD" and he will see you through it all. GOD BLESS YOU,AND THE FAMILY>

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To the hudson family I am truly sorry for your lost and may God have mercy on the soul of the person that commited this untimely crime. Jennifer I respect you as an artist and a person and I know that God will pull you through this because he continues to pull me through everyday. I Love You and God Bless!

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i'm so so so so sorry for your family and trust me he or they WILL PAY!!!!!!

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the most high allowed it so its his will expect more and more of this in the future sorry but its thr truth these black stars have forgot their maker!

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Everyone is talking about Jennifer and how sorry they feel for her, What about Julia. I know Jennifer is a big star and I to feel sad for her,however julia LOST HER SON and every blog I read is people talking about Jennifer,Com on people. Show some concern for this Mother too. Julia I can't imagine what your going thru. I hurt for you. I'm pissed because all the concern is on Jennifer while I know she is suffering I feel you need support from everyone. Your little man was Soooo handsome and that smile I'm sure brightened many of your days. Thank GOD you had 7 wonderful years. William Balfour GOD has something special in store for yo B_tch Ass. William Balfour is a B_tch Made MotherF_c_er. You are a coward. Before you get your suprise from GOD the Hommies in the Penn gonna make you Lic Lic Lic Lic like a Lolli. I LOVE YOU JULIA!!!! Lil man is gonna take good care of you.

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I can't believe William Balfour's stupid mother on Nancy Grace. "Oh my poor son. Everybody is just lyin' about him. He never attempted to murder anybody ever before. That man he stoll the car from just shouldn't tried to stop him from stealin it. He jumped up on the car. Damn he shoulda just let him steal it. Don't Ya Know he just a poor innocent littl' baby. All he ever wanted was to just join some gangs, and sleep with all kinda girls. They was just all up in his business."

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God bless your family and we don't mean William Balfour in that.
He think he look tough.
Only a dumb turd kill his wife his mother in law and a 7 year old. Anger management bull. we all got anger in us but only a low piece of gutter trash use that anger to kill as his excuse.
In prison where you will rot and rot and grow sick, you will find out what tough really mean, and it gonna happen every night, got that? every night. You gonna learn about other dudes who have much bigger anger management problems.
bye bye

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MS HUDSON I AM REALLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOST BABY MAN I KNOW I WOULD THAT MAN TO ROT IN HELL BABY GIRL I WANT YOU TO STAY STRONG AND REMEMBER YOUR MOM BROTHER AND NEPHEW ARE STILL HERE WITH YOU STAY STRONGS BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO DO LOVE YOU