Sentence In Jennifer Hudson Family Killings
July 24, 2012
The man convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew has been sentenced to life in prison.
A judge in Chicago imposed three life sentences Tuesday on William Balfour, who was convicted earlier this year of first-degree murder in the 2008 killings. The Academy Award winning actress and singer was in the courtroom for the sentencing.
The Academy Award-winning actress and singer was in the courtroom for the sentencing, which was handed down after Circuit Judge Charles Burns denied a request from Balfour for a new trial.
Balfour faced a mandatory life sentence and Illinois does not have the death penalty. Prosecutors alleged that the suspect shot the family members in a jealous rage because Jennifer's sister Julia broke up with Balfour and began dating another man.