December 3, 2008 |
Actress Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law was charged Tuesday in Chicago with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion in the deaths of three members of Hudson's family. William Balfour, 27, is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing today. Balfour has been the prime suspect since the bodies of Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother, Jason Hudson, 29, were discovered in their Chicago home Oct. 24. Hudson's nephew, 7-year-old Julian King, was found days later, shot to death in an SUV.
November 15, 2008 |
In her first statement since burying her slain mother, brother and nephew, Jennifer Hudson thanked her fans for their encouragement during the tragic ordeal. "I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time," the 27-year-old Oscar-winning actress and singer said in a posting on her MySpace page Thursday evening. "My sister and I take great comfort and strength from your love and concern." Last week, Hudson buried her mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson; her brother, Jason Hudson, 29; and her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.
November 3, 2008 |
Mourners in Jennifer Hudson's childhood church listened as the second-grade teacher of the entertainer's slain nephew read aloud from journals written by his classmates -- including one who lamented that Julian King didn't live long enough to become president. Friends and relatives gathered for the memorial service at Pleasant Gift Memorial Baptist Church on the city's South Side to listen to spiritual songs and reminisce about Julian, as well as Hudson's mother and brother, who were found shot to death last month.
November 1, 2008 |
Chicago police confirmed they have found the gun used in the killings of the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The .45-caliber gun was discovered Wednesday in a vacant lot in the neighborhood where the body of Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found a few days earlier inside an SUV. The bodies of Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and her brother, Jason Hudson, 29, were discovered in the family's home...
October 28, 2008 |
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew was found dead in the back of an SUV on Monday, ending a frantic search that began after the shooting deaths of her mother and brother three days earlier. The singer and actress was among seven family members and close friends who cried and held hands as they identified Julian King's body from a live image on a television screen at the Cook County medical examiner's office.
October 26, 2008 |
Chicago police asked the FBI on Saturday to help find the missing 7-year-old nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson after her mother and brother were found shot to death in her childhood home a day earlier. Julian King -- the son of Julia Hudson, Jennifer's sister -- has been missing since Friday, when his grandmother Darnell Donerson, 57, and uncle Jason Hudson, 29, were found dead in Donerson's South Side home. "Let my baby go," Julia Hudson told reporters.