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Death of Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Ruled Homicide, Mother Blogs About Son

October 29, 2008 02:09:39 GMT

The death of Jennifer Hudson's nephew, Julian King, has been ruled by the Chicago authorities as homicide, but further details haven't been made public as investigation is still undergoing.


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The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Tuesday, October 28 that the death of Jennifer Hudson's nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, was ruled a homicide. Citing an ongoing investigation, the authorities didn't provide details about on which body part the child suffered wounds or how long he had been dead.

Julian, the son of Hudson's sister Julia Hudson, was declared missing soon following the killing of Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and older brother Jason Hudson, 29, last Friday, October 24. An Amber Alert had been issued for him and a $100,000 reward had also been offered by his family for his safe return.

On Monday morning, October 27, Julian's dead body was found "in the rear seat" of a white Chevrolet Suburban on Chicago's West Side. The body reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was claimed to have been shot once in the head. Hudson and several of her family members visited the medical examiner's office later that day to identify the body. It was the former "American Idol" contestant who identified him, saying "Yes, that is him."

In the wake of the official confirmation that Julian's death was a homicide, his mother Julia took to her MySpace blog to share her feeling. In the "About Me" section, she wrote, "Because I chose to do what was natural to me and love someone, it cost me my beautiful family. My wonderful, beautiful, loving, supporting mother Darnell, my true blue baby brother Jason ... and last but never not least, my only son Julian, my innocent baby that was sheltered from all the evil in the world because we loved him so much."

"His lil soul is at ease. I take comfort in knowing that Julian is with my mother and my brother," Julia continued writing. "Now he's my angel. He's protecting me." She, moreover, also wrote on her MySpace blog that she thanked everyone for their encouragement, prayers and tribute to her son.

Meanwhile, Julian's step father and Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour, 27, who's been declared by the police as a "person of interest" in the case, remains in custody on a parole violation. He hasn't been charged with any crime just yet.

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posted by Shonte123 on May 04, 2011
god is always on her side and her baby is gonna be just like her nephew, gorgeous, and amazing. God bless you jenny and Julia. always in my heart. Shonte'
posted by Shonte gurrl on Oct 14, 2010
To the Hudson Family... I cried when i found out about.. your family will always be in my prayers and god bless all of you. Whoever done such a thing should get a death penalty.. that's just wrong.
posted by topsi on Nov 03, 2008
My heart and prayers are with you and your sister.I hope they find the piece of scum that did this and fry him.May he burn in hell!!!!
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posted by ashley porter on Nov 03, 2008
TO THE HUDSON FAMILY, I'M SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE ONE.I KNOW WHAT YOUR FAMILY GOING THROUGH,I LOST MY COUSIN DUE TO BEEN A BY STANDER . MY PRAYER GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY. TELL YOUR SISTER KEEP HER HEAD UP BECAUSE GOD IS ON HER SIDE THROUGH HER TUFF TIME. YOU NEED SOME GUIDENESS READ PSALM 23.IT ALWAY HELP ME. ONE LOVE ASHLEY PORTER OF VAUGHAN ,MS ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FAN
posted by shei45 on Nov 03, 2008
Jennifer, My prayers go out to you and your family ,The Lord has given you & your sister the strenght to make it through Bless you my family sends you love.
posted by miss buffy on Nov 02, 2008
jennifer now is the time that you step out on your faith.your family slipped away the other day, and when i heard i stopped to pray. I asked the lord to strenghted you and to see you and your family safely through. I asked god to take each of you by the hands and fit you lovinly into his plans, I asked god to wipe all of your tears away,and give you strenght on their homegoing day.Because wherever you are God is. I do hope these words comfort you and yours as well as they have others and myself during your time of bereavement. keep the faith. miss buffy (houston Texas)
posted by Adrenie on Nov 02, 2008
Hey Jennifer and Julia,I have prayed that God will strengthen you and your famiy since this tragedy that has befall your family.The lord is able to sustain you,he says cast your cares upon him because he cares for you.May you all find comfort and strenght in the solace of his arms.He sees and understand your pain and he will never leave you or forsake you.
posted by jackl3w@aol.com on Nov 01, 2008
Dear Jennifer, One of your favorite fans from Detroit, Mich Just Realized that I did not acknowledge your sister Julia and the pain she is enduring, forgive me. Dear Julia, There is nothing I can say to ease your pain and I won't try. I hope you will remember the good times your son brought you. Take those memories and do good for others. You are the product from a Great Woman. All of the advice she gave you, Now is the time to use it!!! I know your mother gave you good advice because I am from the same generation. There is a lot I want to say to you, but now is not the time. Keep your faith and know that time will heal your pain. From one of your sister's favorite fans. Keep your faith. Your sister's fan from Detroit, Mich.
posted by DANIELLEHOWARD on Oct 31, 2008
I AM SO SORRY FOR YA LOSS ILOSS MY BABYGIRL AT 3 MONTHS AND INTO THIS DAY I STILL REMBER WHEN I FOULD HER SO STAY STONG JUST REMBER THEY ARE ALWAYS WITH YA FROM YOUR FRIEND DANIELLE
posted by MzLaShaye07@aol.com on Oct 30, 2008
Jennifer I can't say I know what you're going through but I can say I feel your pain. To lose someone you love so suddenly at the same time is VERY painful. When i was 12 I lost my mother and father but not at the same time. I Was hurt. But just know that God will get you through this. Be strong, step out on faith and don't give. Strive for the best and keep your head up... God bless and take care.
posted by Cathion on Oct 30, 2008
Hey Jennifer I know the pain and hurt your going through because I lost my sister a 4 years ago and I lost my grandfather this year. Nevertheless, God will never give you so much you can`t bear.And I know your mother don`t want you to worried because she knows that with God help you and take care of you inspite of the testing your going through.No matter what just pray cause no matter what happens the Devil will always find a way to tear you down.But with God all things are possible... God Bless You and Keep You
posted by Michelle Brown on Oct 30, 2008
Jennifer Hudson. you and your family are in my prayers.I only can imagine the pain you are going through.Because I just lost my only sister that was 19.So you are in my prayers and let God deal with it.He loves you and would take your pain away.God bless you and the family.
posted by Michelle Brown on Oct 30, 2008
Jennifer Hudson. you and your family are in my prayers.I only can imagine the pain you are going through.Because I just lost my only sister that was 19.So you are in my prayers and let God deal with it.He loves you and would take your pain away.God bless you and the family.
posted by Arsender on Oct 29, 2008
To the Hudson Family, God still sits on high and knows and sees all, may you rest assure, as you face the days to come, God will comfort you and carry the majority of pain on your behalf. My prayers will continue even when you think all is forgotten. Give your hurt to God, hug and embrace each other like never before. Remain unified and dismiss negativity.
posted by Eushana on Oct 29, 2008
Hey Jennifer, I am sooory about what happen to your family, but things will get better. GOD BLESS
posted by Eushana on Oct 29, 2008
Hey Jennifer, I am sooory about what happen to your family, but things will get better. GOD BLESS
posted by leofiresign1962 on Oct 29, 2008
may god be with you and your sister. just remember the bible says suffer the little children and forbid them not to enter into the kindom of god. their new life just began and you will be with them in the next life that is forever.
posted by leofiresign1962 on Oct 29, 2008
may god be with you and your sister. just remember the bible says suffer the little children and forbid them not to enter into the kindom of god. their new life just began and you will be with them in the next life that is forever.
posted by kayla on Oct 29, 2008
Jennifer im sorry for what happened to your family i dont know what i would do if that happened to my family. stay strong for your sister pray they put that basteres in jail. god bless you and the rest of your family.

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