News: Alleged Murderer Of Jennifer Hudson's Family Pleads Not Guilty
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 6:00PM
William Balfour, the prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family, appeared in an Illinois courtroom pleading not guilty to their murders.
The man accused of killing three members of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's family has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion. William Balfour entered his plea Tuesday at Cook County Criminal Court after nodding to members of his family gathered in the courtroom. Balfour is being held without bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 27. His attorney, Joshua Kutnick, says he plans to ask that Balfour be moved from a state prison to Cook County Jail to make it easier to consult with him. (Associated Press)
Balfour is related to Jennifer through as an in-law.
Balfour is the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson. He's charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of the sisters' mother, Darnell Donerson, their brother, Jason Hudson, and Julia Hudson's 7-year-old son, Julian King. Balfour is also facing home invasion charges and is being held without bond. (Fort Mill Times)
Hudson recently confirmed that she will be performing at the Super Bowl.
Jennifer Hudson is using sports' grandest stage to make her return to the spotlight. The NFL confirmed Wednesday that Hudson will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 1. (Billboard)The singer has been absent from the public recently.