Jennifer Hudson’s nephew found dead

Jennifer Hudson and her nephew, Julian, in a Myspace page photoThe body of Jennifer Hudson‘s seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found this morning in the back of her slain brother Jason’s white SUV. The car, which was reported missing Friday after Jennifer’s mother and Jason were found shot dead in their home, was found 14 miles away from the crime scene. Hudson was offering a $100,000 reward for the safe return of her nephew, who’d been missing since the shootings. Her sister Julia’s estranged husband, William Balfour, was arrested by police, but is not cooperating. Records from the Illinois Department of Corrections show Balfour was on parole after a conviction for attempted murder and car theft in 1999 and carjacking in 1998. He was released from prison in 2006 after serving seven years.  A spokeswoman said Balfour, who is not Julian’s father, has been transferred to a state facility “based on his active parole violation unrelated to this investigation.”

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  1. Anonymous • October 27, 2008 @ 3:49 PM

    Very, Very sad, why do these things happen? Leave the children alone for gods sake!

  2. Nancy • October 27, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    Leave all of them alone, more like it! Everyone is someone’s child. I mean, what the hell did he accomplish by killing these 3 innocent people? Besides a one-way ticket to the State Pen!!

  3. Anonymous • October 27, 2008 @ 6:21 PM

    it really pisses me off that this killer had only served 7 years for attempted murder and that the govt so easily let him out to kill again. Im telling you, the govt should really reinstate the death penalty

  4. Karloff • October 27, 2008 @ 6:43 PM

    So much violence..I just don’t understand it.That poor innocent child.

  5. tributegirl • October 27, 2008 @ 7:42 PM

    Killing the adults was bad enough, but a defenseless little boy? I totally agree anonymous, people like this sick b@st@rd deserve to fry! God help this poor family get through this unthinkable tragedy.

  6. mandee • October 28, 2008 @ 1:26 PM

    this is heartbreaking. i couldnt imagine ANY of my family members being murdered, let alone my niece ! i hope this poor girl can get through this horrible tragedy. i dont think i would be able to if it were me. 🙁

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