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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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bring back recent posts    

...well...THANKGOD..this didn't become another Anthony verdict!!!!!!!!!!....was looking that way since it took so long too come back..

874 days ago
32.

nothng2lose    

I see a movie being made from this and jeniffer making money off the dead as usuall

874 days ago
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Shakira    

Good! He should get the death penalty.....actually. Death is too good for him.

874 days ago
34.

gimmeshelter    

this fugly mess is a murdering loser and career criminal with a rap sheet the size of a phone book. can't we please, PLEASE kill him and all the others exactly like him who waste taxpayer dollars--this mess murdered most of someone's family--why is he still alive? ppl like him are bred to become the way he became. kill him, the country will be so grateful.

874 days ago
35.

Savvy1    

This guy truly is the face of evil!

874 days ago
36.

buzz kill    

Give the guy a break, he had a BAD CHILDHOOD!

874 days ago
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TheVolleyballGod    

This guy proves that the Hudson's are all nuts.. Really Jenifer's career was going nowhere after her politically correct Oscar win was handed to her because she is black, then she got a slight pop up karaoke singing at the Whitney Huston drop dead drug addict tv extravaganza.,, we all know she had her tummy tied she be lying like Star Jones did

873 days ago
38.

Roy    

Life imprisonment is to good for this piece of human trash.

873 days ago
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Momofjustice    

He killed three people and gets life in prison not good enough of a sentence!! Now our tax dollars are going for him to enjoy 3 meals a day, hang out when he should have gotten the death penalty!!

873 days ago
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palermo    

I find it ironic that the dummy who brought this murderer into the family is the only one who wasn't killed.

873 days ago
41.

Sally    

Good, hope his life is a short one.

873 days ago
42.

michele    

Instead of JENNIFER, at the grave site of her mother... this heartless person is at GREAT AMERICA.... you blame BALFOUR FOR THE MURDERS???? What about the hudson family, the knew the brother was selling drugs and had a gun... nobody said nothing... until now... yes, this was a drug deal hit keep in mind the brother had got shot 5 times in his leg before the family was murder.... WHO SHOT HIM??? it wasn't BALFOUR.... what about DNA... WITNESS... you convicted a man from phone records bull crap... and why did it take the police 3yrs to test the keys ??? if they found the keys in his pocket ...why it wasn't shown in the video??? before you pass judgement... put the puzzle together... it more to this... all i can say is FREE WILLIAM BALFOUR..

873 days ago
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latonya wrinch    

This was a very cruel thing that william balfour did out of rage to jennifer relatives this should be an example to eveyone violence brings on so much sorrow we all as americans must learn to have love for one another both families endured a terrible tragedy god bless both families peoples are dying for no reason at all stop the violence.

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