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Wednesday August 25, 2010 1:58 pm

Trial Delayed for Jennifer Hudson’s Murdered Family




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Where Are They Now?

Jennifer Hudson‘s brother-in-law has been granted another continuance in his trial for allegedly murdering her family.

William Balfour - who has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and one of home invasion - has been told the case against him has been put back, meaning he will still not face court over the killings of the singer’s mother Darnell Donerson, 57, brother Jason Hudson, 29, and seven-year-old nephew Julian King.

Jennifer’s mother and brother were found in Jennifer’s childhood home in Chicago’s South Side on October 24, 2008. Julian’s body was found in a vehicle in Chicago a few days later. All three had multiple gunshot wounds.

Balfour - who has been jailed without bond since his arrest on December 1, 2008- denies all involvement in the killings. It has previously been alleged that Balfour - who is the estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister Julia - killed Darnell, Jason and Julian after becoming overcome with envy when he saw Julia receive a birthday present from a new boyfriend.

Before being arrested in 2008, he served nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking. Earlier this month Jennifer and her sister celebrated what would have been Julian’s ninth birthday, with family and friends.

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