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Jennifer Hudson 'relieved' after verdict

The estranged brother-in-law of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has been found guilty of killing three members of her family in 2008.

William Balfour, 31, was found guilty of fatally shooting Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King.

He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jennifer Hudson left the court with her sister, Julia, and her fiance, David Otunga.

Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez said Jennifer and Julia were "relieved, and we hope that this verdict gives them some sense of justice".

  • 12 May 2012