William Balfour Charged In Hudson Family Killings

William Balfour mugshot

Chicago police have officially charged Jennifer Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, yesterday (Dec. 1) with the October 24 murders of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Balfour was taken in to custody and held by police on a parole violation charge shortly after the bodies of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered shot to death in their Southside Chicago home. 7-year-old Julian, who was abducted from the home and was found shot dead several days later in the back of an abandoned SUV.

Balfour was placed under arrest for the killing at the Stateville Correctional Center, where he’s been held since violating his parole, though the case against him remains circumstantial.

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