Suspect Identified in Jennifer Hudson's Mother and Brother's Murder

October 25, 2008 02:35:09 GMT

Investigation is still undergoing on Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother's murder case, but police has identified the suspect and claimed the crime may be a domestic situation.


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In the wake of the shocking news claiming Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were shot to death Friday, October 24 in a South Side home, a confirmation has been issued by the authorities that they have identified the suspect, William Balfour. He is described as an African-American male in his late 20s and is considered armed and dangerous.

The bodies of Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and older brother Jason Hudson, 29, were found dead inside the family's residence, 7019 South Yale Avenue, at 2:44 P.M. Friday. According to public records, the home is owned by Darnell. Meanwhile, Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, who also lives at the same residence, was reported missing.

Per the Chicago police, the deaths appeared to be the result of domestic abuse. As for Julian, police emphasized he might be kidnapped by the identified suspect William. An Amber Alert, a child abduction alert bulletin issued by the authorities after a child is abducted, has been issued for Julian. He is described in it to be wearing a brown, striped polo shirt and khaki pants at time of the incident. He is 4 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

As for William, per the Illinois Department of Corrections records, he is on parole and has spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1999. He's 5-foot-5 and weighs 147 pounds.

William, furthermore, is reported to have listed Darnell's house as his residence within the last year. He reportedly also has a romantic relationship with Hudson's sister Julia and is believed to be driving either a white Chevrolet Suburban, 1994 model, with the license plate X584859, or a green Chrysler Concord, with the license plate 332K823.

Hudson herself has yet issued a single statement related to her mother and brother's murder. However, a statement has been issued by her personal publicist, Lisa Kasteler, saying, "We can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation concerning the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson." Lisa added, "No further comment will be made and the family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."

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posted by Drshoesmate on Dec 08, 2008
Wow, are you all Americans? Must be, crazy and religious, not one sincere word here.
posted by praying for you on Oct 29, 2008
the word of God say to be absents for the body is to be present with the lord, i have being praying that God will give you and your sister his strength. So just look to JESUS
posted by deedee on Oct 28, 2008
iam so sorry but everything is going to be o.k as long you have faith in the lord
posted by Siqeutia Mayo on Oct 27, 2008
Im so Sorry to hear about your mother and brother death.And also your nephew I hope that somebody will find him and everything will be a ok. You was one of my biggest fans. Just hold your head up everything will be ok. The Mayo and Garrett family is prayin for you ok love you!!!!! R.I.P to the loss
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by SH@# on Oct 27, 2008
WTF!! THIS SHIT ISNT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE.. I THOUGHT IT ONLY HAPPENED IN MOVES..I FEEL FOR YOU JENNIFER I HOPE THEY CATCH THAT SON OF A BITCH!
posted by celinipops on Oct 26, 2008
It's really sad after she won the oscars then she finds her brother and mother dead!!
posted by cry baby on Oct 26, 2008
SO sorry Jennifer for you sad loss. Got fingers crossed for your nephew Julian to come home safe.
posted by godschild on Oct 25, 2008
im praying 4 her family very sad that nigga need to b fucked up when they find him and i hope they catch his ass and i hope the child is okay but yeah only thing we can do is pray for her family
posted by TEE on Oct 25, 2008
That's sooooo sad,I feel sorry for Jennifer and her family!!!
posted by kc on Oct 25, 2008
I pray for your family get through this terrible time in peace right now also that the child be in good health and well. caldwell family Florida.
posted by babylon on Oct 25, 2008
That's crazy and very sad. Her family are real tight.
posted by tragic on Oct 25, 2008
omg !! that was yesterday/// how sad?!!
posted by Queen Solar on Oct 25, 2008
My prayers go out to the entire family. Yet, I ask that we the "Praying Public" agree to keep her privacy of greivence lifted with grace. Agree that the will of God be done, and that he keeps his promise to take care of his children, so we should focuse on the safty of the child, and the strength of Jennifer.
posted by Freeport, Bahamas on Oct 25, 2008
My family and I will like to express that we will be praying for you and your family in your time of bereavement. God Bless you

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