Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders Receives Trial Date

Jennifer Hudson and her surviving sister Julia Hudson can breathe easy after Cook County judge Charles Burns set a trial date for William Balfour, the lone suspect in the tragic murders of Hudson’s family. In 2008 Jennifer suffered the unthinkable when her mother, Darnell Donerson, 57; her brother, Jason Hudson, 29; and her nephew Julian King, 7 were all murdered.

The trial date for Balfour was initially set for next month but his attorney Amy Thompson requested more time to prepare. According to the Chicago Tribune, this is one of several delays and the judge presiding the case is reportedly “fed up with the delays” and requested the trial be completed before Chicago host the NATO and G-8 summits in May 19-21.

Jury selection will begin on April 9th.

Jennifer who recently purchased her first home, a beautiful mansion in the suburbs of Burr Ridge, Illinois revealed late last year that how a phone call from her fiance David Otunga saved her life.

“I flew out to see him; that’s why I’m still here. I’ve never said that before, and I can’t believe I just said that now. But I didn’t know. He was just like, ‘I’m going to this wrestling thing, and it’s in Tampa. I’m going out there now, so you can come out there and see me versus going home.’ ”

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