Source: Ted Rowlands / CNN
Chicago – A Chicago jury found William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law, guilty Friday on three counts of first-degree murder and four other counts related to the 2008 slayings of the entertainer’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
He will be sentenced to life without parole.
Jennifer Hudson, who was in the courtroom with her sister Julia and fiancé David Otunga, broke down in tears as she heard the verdict. Otunga said, “Yes,” and put his arm around her.
CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin expressed surprise at the verdict. “This wasn’t a slam-dunk case,” she said, citing the lack of forensic evidence.
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