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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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Butters_Creamy_Goo    

Premiere

892 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Duh! I don't know why it took 2 days to decide!

892 days ago
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Bethy    

Good. I'm surprised it took two days to deliberate this... the guy was so obviously guilty.

892 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Why do these *****'s kill everyone when they are mad at 1 person? I feel terrible that the Mother and little boy were killed over this idiots imagination.

892 days ago
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Jason    

GOOD. Hope Lindsay gets the same judge next time she screws up. That would be awesome.

892 days ago
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Truth    

WHAT A MISLEADING TITLE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JENNIFER HUDSON MURDER TRIAL BUT HER SISTER JULIA. GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. #TRUTH!!

892 days ago
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Melanie    

Why did it take 2 days? My heart goes out to that family, especially Julia Hudson, with Mother's Day being right around the corner.

892 days ago
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aquanet    

THere is no redemption for this man. Death penalty is in order.

892 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

big shock they had to find him guilty for the celeb

892 days ago
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Bryan    

Good!!
Now lock the guy up for life...

892 days ago
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Miz Val    

It will never bring back Jennifer's family. I would be interested to see how long he lasts in the prison showers and in the prison yard ..

892 days ago
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Fat Jesus    

Wow, didn't see that one coming.

892 days ago
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Travis    

Jay-Z is a murderer?

892 days ago
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Indy61    

So happy it's finally over for the family maybe they can have some peace now and go on with their life. Don't give him another thought . Don't let him have another minuet of your time or energy he's not worth it.

892 days ago
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Emilio    

Looks like Jay Z...

892 days ago
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