Relative indicted in killing of Jennifer Hudson’s family

December 31st, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Dec 31 (DPA) Two months after three of Jennifer Hudson’s family members were murdered, her brother-in-law was indicted in the case, the Chicago Tribune has reported.William Balfour, who was the estranged husband of Hudson’s older sister Julia, is charged with killing the Oscar winning actress’ mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew Julian.

The state’s attorney said the 27-year-old man killed the family members because he believed his wife had a new boyfriend.

Hudson’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell, and 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot dead in their house Oct 24. Julian, Julia’s son by a previous relationship, was found three days later in an abandoned car with a bullet wound to the head.

Balfour was arrested shortly after the murder and has been the main suspect since early December.

Jennifer Hudson, who was discovered on talent programme American Idol, won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the musical “Dreamgirls” and recently released her debut album.

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