Opening Statements to Begin in Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial
(CHICAGO) -- Opening statements will be made Monday in the trial of the man charged with murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.
Prosecutors say William Balfour brutally murdered 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, Hudson’s mother; 29-year-old Jason Hudson, her brother; and 7-year-old Julian King, her nephew, in October 2008 in Chicago. He is the estranged husband of the actress’ sister Julia Hudson.
Balfour, 30, has been charged with three counts of first degree murder and one count of home invasion. He has pleaded not guilty.
Jennifer Hudson, 30, is expected to attend the trial every day, and she may even take the stand at some point.
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