Man Accused Of Killing Jennifer Hudson’s Family Appears In Court

Source: The Huffington Post

A judge on Tuesday upheld the arrest of the man who allegedly killed three of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family members in 2008.

Attorneys representing William Balfour had aimed to convince a judge that the arrest of their client — and evidence from a warrantless search — should be thrown out because Chicago police lacked “probable cause,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

Judge Charles Burns ruled, however, that Balfour’s Oct. 24, 2008 arrest was “proper, particularly given that Balfour had previously threatened his estranged wife, Hudson’s sister Julia, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

“There’s no reason to deny the veracity of prior threats,” Burns noted, the Sun-Times reports.

Balfour, 30, is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson; brother, Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew Julian King — allegedly because he suspected his ex, Julia, was in a relationship with another man.

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  • This was a good decision, especially given the dearth of video evidence–that investigators were able to compile early on.