Jennifer Hudson Could Testify at Former Brother-in-Law's Murder Trial

Kyle 2012/04/09 14:42:47
Jennifer Hudson is expected to attend – and could testify at – the trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.

The singer and actress, 30, is on the witness list and, once
testimony begins, is expected to appear regularly at the trial of
William Balfour, her former brother-in-law, which begins Monday in
Chicago with jury selection, CNN reports.

Balfour was estranged from wife Julia – Jennifer's sister – at
the time of the killings. He is charged with fatally shooting Hudson's
brother Jason, her mother Darnell Donerson, and Julia's 7-year-old son
Julian King, allegedly in a jealous rage over what he thought was another man in Julia's life.

Balfour has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer has said there is no forensic evidence tying him to the murders.

Hudson, who won an Oscar for Dreamgirls in 2006, has
not often discussed the murders. She first spoke up publicly to VH1 in
2010, saying the tragedy "was surreal … It was like I was outside of

She added: "I'd pray when I get up in the morning, and pray before I lay down at night. If I didn't, I'd wake up depressed."
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  • Kashee 2012/04/09 19:42:58
    God be with her. If she wants to testify, I hope she does. If she does not want to testify, I hope they don't put her through that trauma.
  • Diana 2012/04/09 18:06:27
    It must be very painful for her.She's such a nice person.
  • darlene 2012/04/09 17:39:59
    It may give her some kind of closure. God bless you sweet girl. jennifer hudson to testify

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