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Darnell Donerson

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 Selection Starts In Hudson Family Murder Trial

The first step of jury selection began Thursday in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with murder in the deaths of three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors: Hudson Murder Suspect Said, ‘If You Leave Me, I’ll Kill You’

Prosecutors say the man accused of killing the family of actress Jennifer Hudson told Hudson’s sister Julia: “I’m going to kill your family first, then kill you.”

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors Want Hudson’s Sister To Testify At Husband’s Murder Trial

The man accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family is scheduled for trial in less two more months, but already there is some heavy legal wrangling over who will testify.

02/28/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Judge Rules Arrest In Hudson Family Murders Was Justified

A Cook County judge has denied a motion seeking to quash the arrest of the man charged with killing three of Chicago singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s relatives in 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Trial Set For Man Charged With Killing Jennifer Hudson’s Family

The man charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family in 2008 will go on trial for the murders in April.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

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