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Suspect in Jennifer Hudson's Mom and Brother's Murder Put in Custody

October 25, 2008 06:44:01 GMT

William Balfour was put in custody soon after the Chicago police tracked his whereabouts around the city Friday, October 24 and he reportedly has been questioned by the police.


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An update in the murder case of Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother has just been given by police sources claiming that the suspect, William Balfour, has been put in custody. Chicago police have yet confirmed that matter though.

The Chicago Sun-Times gives a "developing story" on the murder case, claiming on its site Chicago Police detectives have been interviewing William who was declared by the police as the one and only suspect in the case hours after 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, October 24. He was arrested later that day after police tracked his whereabouts around the city.

Meanwhile, the singer-actress' 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, has yet been found. The Chicago Sun-Times, furthermore, reports after being informed by several sources that a white SUV, which is believed by the police to have been driven by William from the Hudson's family home in the Englewood neighborhood, is still missing.

As stated on the Illinois Department of Corrections records, William was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1999 for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle. He has been on parole since 2006 and is set to be discharged from that parole May next year.

More about William, he reportedly has a romantic relationship with Hudson's sister Julia. He even stated on his MySpace page that he is married to her. He also listed Darnell's house, where she and her son were found dead, as his residence within the last year.

In the wake of William's arrest, his mother Michele Davis Balfour defended him, saying "I'm not going to let them put my son down. My son had nothing to do with this ... and I'm very upset with the police because they are refusing to let me see my son." She also made a public plea to many reporters who were at the Area 1 police station, pleading for the return of Julian. "Please, I'm begging you to return [him]," she stated.

Explaining on his son's relationship with Julia, Michele claimed the pair has been married for two years. But she said, the husband-and-wife had problems "as recently as two weeks ago." William currently hasn't been charged with any crime.

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posted by Kb\'day on Nov 22, 2010
After night comes morning. Hold on fast to the love of God. I know your feeling hurts. My uncle killed his wife and himself.
posted by someone on Nov 03, 2008
Sorry for what happen about your mom and brother. God will bless you. WILLIAM DALFOUR will be sorry for what he did you because that was hurtful. JENIFER HUDSON YOU ARE A SUPERWOMAN
posted by passioneye30 on Nov 01, 2008
Its sooooo sad what took place, just when things was starting to look up somehting like this had to happen may God be with you and the family (wow) my prayer is that you find comfort of some sort during this hard phase
posted by MJ on Oct 31, 2008
hey JEnnifer, we have you in our prayors. And remember god never sleeps the person who done this will preveil. God bless
posted by becky on Oct 31, 2008
im soo sorry what happend to your familyi know what i say wont brng them back but i will pray for you and your family
posted by ms alisia on Oct 29, 2008
oh, my heart is oh so heavy for the hudson family. but jennifer i everyone expect you to be strong, but you are only human. may god keep you and protect you. i pray for your family. i am so sorry for your loss. and williams mother is stupid to say that the media need to talk about the good in him. but moma you have to know his bad out weigh the good. he's a dam criminal three people were killed.
posted by stellapia on Oct 29, 2008
my heart hurts for all of you...I know 1st hand what an extreme drug addict is capable of...I pray for you.
posted by XX..HuNni..CerTz...X on Oct 28, 2008
hey jennifer, i am soo sorry to hear about the newS AND JUST HOLD ON TO GODS HANDS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH AND U R IN MY PRAYER...
posted by XX..HuNni..CerTz...X on Oct 28, 2008
hey jennifer, i am soo sorry to hear about the newS AND JUST HOLD ON TO GODS HANDS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH AND U R IN MY PRAYER...
posted by XX..HuNni..CerTz...X on Oct 28, 2008
hey jennifer, i am soo sorry to hear about the newS AND JUST HOLD ON TO GODS HANDS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH AND U R IN MY PRAYER...
posted by $so hood$ on Oct 28, 2008
Dear jinnifer i am so sad to hear about what shocking and cruel thing that willliam bulfar did to you mother brother and nephew but most of all it hurt you sister julia because no one wants to loose their child so young
posted by $so hood$ on Oct 28, 2008
Dear jinnifer i am so sad to hear about what shocking and cruel thing that willliam bulfar did to you mother brother and nephew but most of all it hurt you sister julia because no one wants to loose their child so young
posted by babygirl on Oct 28, 2008
I pray for you and your family.May God be with you and yours.
posted by lashandra@hotmail.co on Oct 28, 2008
Jennifer, look to the hills, from which cometh your help and know that all of your help comes from the LORD.God will take care of you. Trust him and believe that his word is true. I'm interceding for you. I lost my mother years ago and I'm still here holding on to GOD'S unchanging hands.May
posted by Ms. Jackie on Oct 28, 2008
"I need you now, I need you now, I need you now, I need you now, not another second or a another day, I need you Lord right away....." my prayers are with you and your family during your time of breavement. Stay strong and keep your faith in God. It is said, " he will never put more on you than you can bare," but everyone has a breaking point. Don't fall, be strong, and KEEP GOD FIRST.......
posted by TyraB. on Oct 27, 2008
I'm very sorry that that happened to you and your family. Everything was going so good for you then this happened. I hope that you will keep your head up and just praying. O, and I'm going to keep you in my prayers!!!!
posted by GOD\'S CHILD on Oct 27, 2008
KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN PRAYER. ON SEPT.13,08 MY FRIEND'S ONLY SON WAS GUNNED DOWN THE SAME WAY. GOD WILL DELIVER YOU. GOD KNOWS WHAT BEST. I KNOW YOU ARE A BELIEVER. HE'S ABLE. STAY STRONGER. GOD BLESS YOU JENNIFER
posted by n/a on Oct 27, 2008
May God bless you in this horrible time. My prayers are with you. Be strong. I wish I could give you a hug. Since I can't my heart is there.
posted by Stupid fucks on Oct 27, 2008
Jennifer Hudson isn't going to read here, to who are you all talking? Acting like you know her personally, she don't give a fuck about people like you or me. Omg I feel so sorry stay strong Jennifer!!111
posted by www.cheronnica09@yah on Oct 26, 2008
prayers go out to u an ur family from all the fans
posted by PChell on Oct 26, 2008
Jennifer, I am sooooo very sorry to hear the sad news. Be STRONG girl, hang in there, hold on to God's hand and stay close to people that truly love you. It will take a long long time to feel better, but, eventually, you will. God gives us strength for us to bear what we have to.
posted by PChell on Oct 26, 2008
Jennifer, I am sooooo very sorry to hear the sad news. Be STRONG girl, hang in there, hold on to God's hand and stay close to people that truly love you. It will take a long long time to feel better, but, eventually, you will. God gives us strength for us to bear what we have to.
posted by wilian on Oct 26, 2008
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posted by This Girl on Oct 26, 2008
Wow sorry about your loss Jennifer Hudson, i bet all of your dreams came true when you were on American Idol and you have some great songs now and your a singer...and i bet this has just crashed your world now..Chicago isn't a safe place at all.. my uncle supposivly "commited suicide" there in warrenville i believe and come to find out later the police and a bunch of druggies were on it and they murderd him and the cops were friends of the druggies and they planned out his death to make it look like suicide.. bullshit if you ask me..i think if you have anymore relatives there,get them out of there fast...its not safe for real..girl.. you seem so nice and generous you don't deserve this kind of stuff, nobody does in ther life... i hope whoever did this gets what they deserve...and all's i gotta say is Karma's a BITCH
posted by bitch on Oct 26, 2008
i was in love with your brother Jennifer Hudson
posted by clinique on Oct 26, 2008
Dear Jennifer hudson, I am sorry about your mom and brother and your nephew.
posted by Ne\'ne on Oct 25, 2008
Dear Jenifer Hudson & Family I'm sorry about ur lost I was very Shocked Thinking why would somebody would do this Your in my prayers love You Jennifer Hudoson

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