Man arrested in Hudson killings

William Balfour and Jennifer Hudson with her Oscar in 2007William Balfour, 27, Jennifer Hudson‘s estranged brother-in-law, has been arrested and will be charged with killing her mother, Darnell Donerson, 57; Jennifer’s brother Jason Hudson, 29; and her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King. Julian’s body was found in the backseat of an SUV that had been owned by Jason and a gun was discovered in a vacant lot nearby the SUV. Balfour, who was married to Hudson’s sister Julia, had previously only been identified by police as a “person of interest.” He was formally charged Monday night. Balfour, who allegedly threatened to kill Julia’s family prior to the shootings, claims he’s innocent. He has served prison time for attempted murder and carjacking, and was on parole at the time of the shootings. Other members of his immediate family are also well-known to police — his father is currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for murder and his brother was convicted on drug dealing charges.

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  1. tributegirl • December 2, 2008 @ 12:48 PM

    And his mother still says he had nothing to do with these murders.

  2. Nancy • December 3, 2008 @ 10:37 AM

    Yeah, poor mommy…it must be hard for her to admit failure!!! LOL.

  3. mandee • December 4, 2008 @ 2:15 PM

    man, what a sicko. i hope they lock him up for good, or someone kills HIM. just recently down the street from me, this womans ex husband showed up while she was having a birthday party for one of her kids, and stabbed her and her new husbands 3 and 5 year old, and her husband. the wife and the 3 year old didnt make it, the husband is walking around and talking a bit now, the 5 year old is still in the hospital and they dont know yet if he will make it. apparently the ex did, or tried to, stab a cop, so they shot him to death. from what i read in the newspaper he wrapped duct tape around the handle of the knife so it wouldnt slip when it was covered in blood. he stabbed the babies first 🙁

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