William Balfour faces life in prison after being convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7 year-old nephew in 2008. Jennifer narrowly escaped being murdered herself, when she decided to visit her fiance instead of her family in Chicago, where members of her family were murdered.
After two days of deliberations, 27 year-old William has been found guilty of 1st degree murder on all counts plus guilty of home invasion and residential burglary.
Hudson was not in court when the verdict was read, but she did testify and broke down on the stand earlier in Balfour’s trial.
TMZ reports: “Balfour stands convicted of the triple murder after allegedly flying into a blind and jealous rage over a balloon gift for Julia Hudson, Balfour’s ex and Jennifer’s sister. Balfour thought the gift was from Julia’s new boyfriend and he snapped.”
Still shaking my head at this story! Such a shame, hopefully this brings the Hudson family some amount of closure.