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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)

Jurors May Begin Deliberations Today In Hudson Family Murder Trial

Jurors could begin deliberating today in the case of William Balfour.

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.)

Closing Arguments In Hudson Family Murder Trial Set For Wednesday

Prosecutors have rested their case against the man accused of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.

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

Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial Updates

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

Live Updates From The Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial

CBS Chicago is providing live updates of the Hudson family murder trial via Twitter. You can follow the updates below.

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)

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 Testimony: Full Transcript

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson took the stand to testify in the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.

04/23/2012

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

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

Hudson Trial Showcases Violent Chicago ‘Hood

When the trial of William Balfour begins Monday in the 2008 killings of three family members of Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, it will be an all-too-familiar story of death and violence in Englewood on the city’s South Side.

04/22/2012

Chicago natives Jennifer Hudson (left) and Chaka Khan (right) are among the headliners for the Taste of Chicago's music lineup this summer. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan To Headline At Taste Of Chicago

A couple of Chicago’s home girls will headline this year’s truncated music lineup for the Taste of Chicago.

04/19/2012

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

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