Darnell Donerson

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Jennifer Hudson Helps Schoolchildren In Honor Of Late Nephew

The slain nephew of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson, who would have turned 11 Tuesday, is being remembered with a giveaway of school supplies for thousands.

WBBM Newsradio–08/14/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Police video of the interrogation of William Balfour, hours after the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. Balfour has been convicted of killing Hudson's mother, brother, and nephew. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Judge Releases Video Of Hudson Family Murder Suspect’s Interrogation

A Cook County judge has released the video of convicted killer William Balfour being questioned by police in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.

CBS 2–05/16/2012

Courtroom sketch of Jennifer Hudson (center) and her sister Julia Hudson (right) sitting in court during the trial of William Balfour, accused of killing the Hudsons' mother and brother, and Julia's 7-year-old son. (Credit: Cheryl Cook)

Still No Verdict In Hudson Murders After Day 2 Of Deliberations

Jurors have wrapped up a second day of deliberations in the trial of the man accused of killing singer/actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, with no word on a verdict.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Sequestered In Hudson Murders Trial, Deliberations Resume Thursday

Jurors began deliberating Wednesday in the murder trial of the man accused of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family, but were sequestered for the night after more than 4 1/2 hours of deliberations, and will go back to work on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Testimony Wraps In Hudson Family Murders Trial, Prosecutors Focus On Key Evidence

Closing arguments are set to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of the man accused of killing three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family.

05/08/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Witness Tells Of Call From Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

A friend of the man charged with killing Jennifer Hudson’s family members helped prosecutors fill in some gaps in their case on Monday, telling jurors about seeing William Balfour with the alleged murder weapon, and about a panicked phone call on the day of the murders.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Balfour Defense Highlights Lack Of Physical Evidence In Hudson Murders

DNA evidence – or the lack of it – took center stage Wednesday at the trial of the man charged with killing three members of entertainer Jennifer Hudson’s family, as the defense shined a spotlight on the lack of physical evidence tying the alleged killer to the crime.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Man Testifies About Balfour Allegedly Stalking Hudson

A witness in the trial of the man accused of killing members of actress Jennifer Hudson’s family says he saw the defendant spying on the Hudson family’s home in the summer before the murders.

05/01/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Testimony At Hudson Family Murders Trial Focuses On Evidence Collection

Prosecutors continued to build their case Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family, calling a series of police officers who testified about finding the gun allegedly used in the slayings, and collecting other crucial evidence.

04/30/2012

Courtroom sketch of Jennifer Hudson (center) and her sister Julia Hudson (right) sitting in court during the trial of William Balfour, accused of killing the Hudsons' mother and brother, and Julia's 7-year-old son. (Credit: Cheryl Cook)

Hudson 911 Tape: “Somebody Killed My Mama!”

The trial judge has agreed to release a 911 tape that was played in court in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

High Court Justice Weighs In On Tweeting Ban At Hudson Murder Trial

The chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is weighing in on the restrictions the trial judge has placed on tweeting from the courtroom in the trial of William Balfour.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Balfour Confessed To Hudson Family Murders: Girlfriend

Murder defendant William Balfour confessed to the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew shortly after the killings occurred, a girlfriend of the suspect testified Friday.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Hudson Family Friend: Balfour Threatened Hudsons At Child’s Birthday Party

A family friend of singer Jennifer Hudson testified Thursday that accused Hudson family killer William Balfour repeatedly threatened to kill the Hudsons while attending a child’s birthday party a few months before the murders.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury In Hudson Family Murder Trial Shown Photos Of Youngest Victim’s Body

More graphic photos took center stage on Wednesday at the third day of trial for the man charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family, as prosecutors showed jurors pictures of her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Focus Of Hudson Family Murder Trial Shifts To Crime Scene, Forensics

A day after singer Jennifer Hudson and her sister, Julia Hudson, provided emotional testimony about the murders of their mother, brother and Julia’s 7-year-old son, prosecutors shifted their focus to crime scene evidence at the trial of Julia’s ex-husband, William Balfour.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson, Sister Provide Emotional Testimony At Start Of Family Murder Trial

Oscar winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson took the stand Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing three members of her family, providing an emotional start in the case against her sister’s ex-husband, William Balfour.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Picked For Trial Of Accused Hudson Family Killer

A full jury has been selected in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

14 Jurors Picked In Hudson Family Murder Trial

Fourteen people have been selected to serve on the jury in the trial of the man accused of killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Questions About Jennifer Hudson Dominate Murder Trial Juror Questionnaire

Prospective jurors in the Jennifer Hudson family murder trial will have to answer a lot of questions to show what they know about the singer.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

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