OPINION: Moonlight deserved to receive the full experience of being named Best Picture, but was robbed of its Oscar glory

The winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards have been announced. See the full list here!

Life sentence for Hudson family killer

2012-07-25 08:33
 
Jennifer Hudson

Chicago - The man convicted of gunning down the mother, brother and nephew of singer Jennifer Hudson will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A Cook County judge on Tuesday gave William Balfour three life sentences. Balfour was convicted earlier this year of first-degree murder in the 2008 killings. The actress and singer was in the Chicago courtroom for the sentencing.

The sentencing came after Circuit Judge Charles Burns denied a request from Balfour for a new trial.

Balfour faced a mandatory life sentence. Illinois does not have the death penalty.

Balfour was married to Hudson's sister.

Prosecutors contend he shot the family members in a jealous rage because she was dating another man.


Read more on:    jennifer hudson  |  celebrities  |  lawsuits

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

inside channel 24

NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.