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William Balfour

Arrested

for Hudson Murders

12/1/2008 7:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1110_balfour_bn03-1Chicago cops have arrested William Balfour for the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mom, brother, and nephew.

Balfour was transferred to CPD custody today after they served an arrest warrant. Charges from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office are pending.

UPDATE: We're told the CPD had no new evidence against Balfour -- but they were finally able to scrape all the dirt on him into one pile, which was enough to make the arrest. Also, Balfour is still waiting to be formally charged -- and this could take a day, or up to a week.

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46.

nicole    

it is a sad situation, but we know he would not have been able to pull this off on his own; arresting him because a gf said he had a gun? what about julia, she had reasons to do it or be involved also. don't sleep on her, she is not clean either. keeping the hudson and balfour family in prayer; they really need it now. this is not the end,just the beginning......

2152 days ago
47.

me    

I'm sure they have nothing on him and when it goes to court this boy will walk.i'm sure they charge him because he say he was there that night and morning you watch and see don't he walk.

2152 days ago
48.

me    

people they was running outta time so they had to make a move..they don't have nothing on this boy when they found that gun and see if his prints was on there they could'nt found his are else he would've been change..i'm telling you they was force to make a move when this goes to court that boy will walk free..what they got to go on a baby mother who says he did it only saying that outta jealouscy..then u have the chick on myspace saying he ask her can he come over to her state...i bet u they going off the baby mama word and it's gonna mess they case up...when they make charges where is death time line?what do ya'll have him on to say he done this?other then them 2 ppl they have not put this info in the news..THEY DON'T HAVE A CASE AND IT'S GONNA BLOW UP IN THEY FACE..BECAUSE HE WAS AT THE HOUSE HE STATED THAT AND HE WAS AT THE HOUSE WITH JULIA SO WHAT CASE IS THERE? NONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE FREE THAT BOY AND FIND THE REAL KILLERS

2152 days ago
49.

buttercup    

I totally agree with Mae #41!!! I also think they have no evidence on him. What is the time of death for Julian and why won't they tell us? That is a real crucial piece of evidence? If he doesn't have a lawyer, he needs to get one.

2152 days ago
50.

monique    

This is some gang-related mess and shame on Julia's fat azz for getting involved with such a trifling low life.

2152 days ago
51.

Laura    

I knew he was guilty --- maybe Jennifer and her sister can finally get some closure.

2152 days ago
52.

Monitor    

To Closethegate- I agree the CPD is ran out of time, they have nothing on the this boy, but they have to hold someone, to show that CPD are doing something, I can't say if he is involved or NOT, he will walk on what CPD have, he has NOT been charge, just arrested. For all of you who don't know, it's a DIFFERENCE between being arrested and charged!!!!!!!!!!!

2152 days ago
53.

monique    

I don't understand these mamas. "I KNOW my son didn't do this!" Well, unless he was sitting there with you all night, you really don't know. And he's a drug dealing thug with a criminal record a mile long. But no, this creep's mama says he was "with Diana that night and Kate in the morning." So, he's a player and there really are women out there just as sick and desperate as Julia?

2152 days ago
54.

white girl    

OMG....They picked up the first black man that they found???....The crimes were c ommited in Englewood which is predominantley black neighborhood AND look at Chicago's crime rates!!!

2151 days ago
55.

Amber    

Balfour's mom is posting all the supportive comments one after another. Ditz.

2151 days ago
56.

suspicious    

he look like he got some good booty plus some good hair

2151 days ago
57.

What are you that Stupid?    

15. Not ALL serial killers are white. Remember Wayne Williams? Killed all of those young kids in GA in the early 80's then there was that guy in LA sorry the name escapes me. I am just glad they got the SOB

2151 days ago
58.

Dave    

Balfour now has a lawyer, Joshua Kutnick.

This is from the Associated Press. Quote:

The arrest of Jennifer Hudson's estranged brother-in-law in the shooting deaths of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew confirmed what police officials have quietly said for weeks: that the 27-year-old convicted felon was the prime suspect in the slayings.

William Balfour was arrested Monday at Stateville Correctional Center on a murder warrant and released to detectives as he awaited formal charges in the deaths of the relatives of the singer and Oscar-winning actress, Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said.

Until Monday, police had publicly identified Balfour only as a "person of interest" in the investigation. He had not been charged as of Monday night, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Balfour's attorney said his client told him he is innocent.

"He vehemently denies that he is guilty in this case," Joshua Kutnick told reporters outside police headquarters. "Any evidence pointing to Mr. Balfour is not even thin. It is very, very weak."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iIqSbmp7cCrnSvw1FIMxIvjQa8AQD94QI0V80

2151 days ago
59.

What are you that Stupid?    

His Momma said he didn't do it. He was with one girlfriend one night and a different girlfriend in the morning. Wow powerful alibi's that's for sure.

2151 days ago
60.

Duncan    

I do not think he is the killer, LE may have evidence but I will wait for the trial before I damn this man.

2151 days ago
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