William Balfour is the prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's brother, mother and nephew in October 2008. He is married but...
William Balfour Sentenced to Trio of Life Sentences
William Balfour will never be a free man again. A judge in Chicago made sure of that today.
The 31-year old who was found guilty in May of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences today, appearing inside a courtroom and maintaining his innocence until the end.
Jennifer Hudson to Testify in William Balfour Murder Case
Today will likely be one of the most difficult days of Jennifer Hudson's life
As we type, the Oscar winner is taking the stand to testify in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of murdering her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
William Balfour Pleads Not Guilty in Hudson Slayings
Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, has pleaded not guilty in the murders of the singer's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Balfour, 27, entered his plea to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion Tuesday at Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago. Before doing so he nodded to members of his family in the courtroom, The Associated Press reports.
Police Outline Case Against William Balfour
According to Chicago police officials, the chain of events leading to the tragic murders of Jennifer Hudson's three family members began when her sister, Julia, celebrated her 31st birthday on October 23 with cake and a small party at home.
The next morning, Julia's estranged husband William Balfour – booted last February from the house in Chicago where they lived with Julia's mother and 7-year-old son – showed up and spotted a gift he believed came from another man.
William Balfour Charged with First Degree Murder
Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law William Balfour, who was arrested this week in the October murders of her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew, has been formally charged with the crimes after getting arrested yesterday.
He has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of home invasion. Cops say Balfour hasn't confessed to the crime, despite prior reports he did. But they also say he has "talked about the investigation."
William Balfour Arrested in Hudson Murder Case
Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was arrested late Monday in the slayings of the Oscar winner's mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew, according to Chicago police and the Chicago Tribune.
Formal charges have not yet been brought by the Cook County prosecutor's office, but Balfour was transferred from an Illinois state prison – where he has been held on suspicion of a parole violation – back into police custody.
Murder Weapon in Jennifer Hudson Family Killings Found
The murder weapon used to kill Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson's mom, brother and young nephew has been found, police in Chicago believe.
The gun was found by a detective searching land close to where the body of seven-year-old Julian King was discovered in a car last weekend.
Chicago Police Investigation of William Balfour Intensifies
The case is building against William Balfour, the man police sources have pinpointed as the primary suspect in the Jennifer Hudson family murders.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Balfour's girlfriend - whose house he was arrested at Friday - has contradicted his alibi from the window during which the murders took place, and cops have caught him in at least one other lie.