Jennifer Hudson Could Testify at Murder Trial

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Jennifer Hudson could be called to testify against the man accused of killing three members of her family.

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The Academy Award winner has been placed on the witness list for the trial of William Balfour, scheduled to begin April 9 in Chicago, the Associated Press reports. But prosecutors have not yet disclosed whether Hudson will actually take the stand in the case.

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Balfour -- the estranged husband of Jennifer's sister, Julia -- is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2008 slayings of Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. Prosecutors allege the suspect shot the family members in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was dating another man.

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A court filing by prosecutors last week indicated that Hudson had told investigators she'd known Balfour since childhood and had advised her sister not to marry him.