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Jennifer Hudson Murder Trial

William Balfour Gets

3 LIFE SENTENCES

7/24/2012 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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William Balfour
has been sentenced to serve THREE CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES in prison for murdering three members of Jennifer Hudson's family.

Balfour was convicted May 11th of 1st degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer's mom Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson, and nephew Julian King. He was also convicted of home invasion and residential burglary.

Balfour was in a Chicago courtroom for his sentencing, and proclaimed his innocence right up to the end. Jennifer Hudson was also present.

During the sentencing hearing, the judge looked Balfour in the eyes and said, "Your soul is as barren as dark space."

31-year-old Balfour stands convicted of the triple murder after allegedly flying into a blind and jealous rage in 2008 -- when he believed his ex-girlfriend (Jennifer's sister) had received a gift from her new boyfriend.

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1.

Issac    

That's Jay Z

759 days ago
2.

vickyd0912    

Piece of crap! he should be killed!

759 days ago
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mebrat24    

Let's hope he lives a horrible life from now on.

759 days ago
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the_truth_hurts    

waste of time and money, just hang it and violate it with a baseball bat..

759 days ago
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LDB    

He deserves the needle

759 days ago
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charley    

ALL THIS OVER SOME FAT AZZ UGLY GHETTO WHORE.....DUDE I CAN SEE IF THE FAT BITCH WAS A LOOKER , BUT TO KILL PEOPLE OVER SOME WHORE THAT WILL ALWAYS BE A WHORE WAS STUPID..YA GOT WHAT YA REAPED AZZOLE!

759 days ago
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DaveT    

Good, sounds like he deserves it.
So does Casey Anthony...wonder why she's free?

759 days ago
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ray    

you know sentences like this are just really stupid. THREE livef term?? better yet they should have given him the needle, and saved the citizens the 40,000 a year it costs to house a prisoner.

759 days ago
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Blasphemy    

WOW so much hate. Yes he did wrong, but it's about the loss of life. Who cares about this dirt bag. I hope he lives his life remembering the lives he took and dwelling on what he did wrong. I hope he eventually grows up and admits to what he did. So sorry for the Jennifer Hudsons loss may they rest in peace.

759 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Relax, Bally boy: Ya get 3 square a day, shelter, recreation, med care, clean laudry and bedding, and the library. Kick back & relax, you got nuthin but TIME!

"Your soul is as barren as dark space." That's beautiful. I wish I came up with that. Priceless.

759 days ago
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myopinion    

okay...next

759 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Well if that's the best they could do. No death penalty?

759 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Let me see if I have this correct. 3 Life Sentences...to be served consecutively. So, this means he has to die, then Jesus brings him back, then he has to die again, and Jesus brings him back once more...then he has to serve out another life sentence before he can finally rot in the ground. Okay...I think I'm okay with that. A plus in all this? BIG LIPS! Those are gonna come in handy.

759 days ago
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Honeys Booboo    

I blame George W. Bush.

759 days ago
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simpson3205@rogers.com    

Dudes: Don't write Jennifer Hudson murder trial. She wasn't murdered.

759 days ago
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