Jennifer Hudson to Attend William Balfour Murder Trial

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Jennifer Hudson will be present in a Chicago courtroom as proceedings open in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of murdering three of her family members.

Balfour allegedly killed Jennifer's mother, brother and nephew 3.5 years ago.

Her celebrity status will play a role in the jury selection process, as potential jurors will be directly questioned about their familiarity with Hudson and her projects.

  • A Jennifer Hudson Photo
  • William Balfour Mug Shot, Reloaded

Questions the would-be jurors can expect: Have they seen Hudson in any films; if they’ve ever seen her in concert; if they have any ties to products she endorses; etc.

The idea behind the inquisition is to eliminate any jurors whose devotion to Hudson and her work and fame would hinder their ability to come to an unbiased decision.

Balfour faces charges of murder, aggravated kidnapping and home invasion in the 2008 deaths of Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7.

Opening statements in the case commence April 23.

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Some people really need to grow up. Why in the world is this idiot bringing Obama in this situation. (allsaints)I mean really. GROW THE FUCK UP.

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It doesnt matter about a presidential vote, these women have lost their love ones and no matter what the outcome is the lord will deal with him and his behavior, the bible clearly says thou shall not kill. It also states, if you live by the sword you will die by the sword. To the hudson family, stay strong, god will never leave you or forsake you. I will continue to pray your strength in the lord. God be with you during this time of your lives.

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IF BALFOUR IS KEPT IN PRISON, IT'LL BE ONE LESS VOTE FOR OBAMA. I HOPE BALFOUR DOESN'T GET A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON, SO HE CAN VOTE.

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I hope he gets put dwn for a Lng time