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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)

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

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

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

Potential Jurors See Clean-Cut Defendant In Hudson Family Murder Case

Legal experts say William Balfour’s defense team has a heavy burden because of the celebrity of Jennifer Hudson and the sympathy she may evoke among jurors. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/05/2012

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 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

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Accused Murderer’s Lawyers Want To Talk With Jennifer Hudson

Attorneys for the man accused of killing three of Jennifer Hudson’s relatives want to talk to the singer.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

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

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Emotional Jennifer Hudson Discusses Family Murders On Oprah

Jennifer Hudson appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and spoke publicly today for the first time about the 2008 murders of her mother, brother and nephew.

02/10/2011

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