William Balfour, the man convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew, has received 3 lifetime sentences for his crimes. Balfour is the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, Julia. In October 2008, he shot the three victims to death. Balfour was on parole during the time of the murder, after spending 7 years in prison for murder, car theft, and vehicular hijacking.
In December 2008, Balfour was charged with 3 counts of first degree murder and 1 count of home invasion. Balfour pleaded not guilty to the charges and has maintained his innocence throughout. On May 11, 2012, Balfour was officially convicted on 3 counts of first degree murder, 1 count of home invasion, 1 count of residential burglary, 1 count possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and 1 count of aggravated kidnapping.
In the years following the death of her loved ones, Hudson has given birth to her first child and is in a loving relationship with professional wrestler, David Otunga. Hudson will also be on the 2nd season of the musical television series, “Smash”. She will play a Broadway star named, Veronica Moore. Watch Smash Monday nights at 10pm on NBC.