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Jennifer Hudson Murder Trial

William Balfour GUILTY

5/11/2012 2:42 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/11/2012 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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William Balfour found guiltyWilliam Balfour has been found GUILTY of murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson's family.

The verdict was handed down moments ago after three days of deliberations.

Balfour was convicted of 1st degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer's mom Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson, and nephew Julian King. Balfour was also convicted of home invasion and residential burglary.

Jennifer Hudson was present in court when the verdict was read.

31-year-old Balfour stands convicted of the triple murder after allegedly flying into a blind and jealous rage in 2008 -- over a balloon gift for Julia Hudson, Balfour's ex and Jennifer's sister.

Prosecutors say Balfour thought the gift was from Julia's new boyfriend and he snapped.

He faces life in prison.


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Good. That should ensure he never gets out.

865 days ago

just my opinion    

open and shut case. what a monster. this was not a jealous rage which indicates impulse. this was cold and calculated. if it was simply a jealous rage he would have murdered JHud's sister(not condoning this either). he wanted her to suffer which is why he murdered a 7 yr old, her mother and brother. hes a fcking coward.

865 days ago

Kelly Kelly    

Good and good riddance..looking like Jay-Z's long lost son.

865 days ago


Kinda looks like Jay Z with that mouth and that nose. And yes I'm black.

864 days ago


Such a sweet, innocent, and wholesome face. This is the white man's fault clearly.

864 days ago


Thank God for this jury. Too bad they weren't in the Casey Anthony trial.

864 days ago

Laura Da Silva    

To me he looks sooooooo much lide J-Zay.... Anyway, bebidas that... Triple murder... Justice demanded!!!!

864 days ago

traci hastings    

duh again.... this was a no brainer from the get go.... kuddos to jennifer for enduring a painful trial.

864 days ago


FINALLY... I know it wont bring her family back but I hope this will bring some closure to Jennifer Hudson knowing that coward will rot in a prison cell for the rest of his life.

864 days ago

Joan K    

It should have taken the jury 2 minutes to come up with the guilty verdict. I hope he gets a celly who hates the creep if you know what I mean. What a coward to kill an innocent little boy.

864 days ago


are you serious? is it worth this? killing someone over something ignorant smh. But at the same time I'm glad that they finally found that person guilty.

864 days ago

charlei harper    

looks like Chris Brown to me...

864 days ago

charlei harper    

usually with a "BALFOUR" you get to walk (get it !!!...a BALFOUR as in a baseball count)...however it looks like he STRUCK OUT...(get it!!! another baseball reference)...

864 days ago


In cases like this I believe in an eye for an eye. Why should this guy live his life? There are three people that will never get that chance. Now Jennifer and her sister Julia won't have to worry about this monster being on the street to harm anyone else. So glad he'll rot in jail.

864 days ago


Why did the whole family have to suffer

864 days ago
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