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Jennifer Hudson

Arrives at Court for Family

Murderer's Sentencing

7/24/2012 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0724_tmz_jennifer_hudsonJennifer Hudson just arrived at a Chicago courthouse, where she's HOPING to see a judge sentence William Balfour to life in prison for murdering her family.

31-year-old 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 committed the triple murder in 2008 -- after flying into a jealous rage because his ex-girlfriend (Jennifer's sister) had received a gift from her new boyfriend.

Balfour requested a new trial today, but the judge turned him down. He faces a life sentence.

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Fat Mike    

I love that he won't be getting the death penalty; it's the easy way out. This effer is going to rot and suffer until he dies.

765 days ago
2.

Wilma    

Ok, is that an old picture. She looks about 50 lbs heavier than she does on the weight watchers commercials. Being that she was paid about $50,000 a lb to lose weight, she should make an effort to keep it off.

765 days ago
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parlayer    

black on black crime isn't that big a deal most of the time i/e Chicago, but when a celeb. is involved it's like the worst thing that could happen. just the regular sentence for mass murder will do.

765 days ago
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SusanCoyote    

Doesn't get more ghetto than this.

765 days ago
5.

myopinion    

Who cares

765 days ago
6.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Those weight watcher commercials where she is singing are just cringe-worthy.

765 days ago
7.

charley    

good.....but i still cannot stand the bitch jennifer hudson.......ugly whore!

765 days ago
8.

Sandi    

She got fat again.

765 days ago
9.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

She's a loud mouth, no talent porker...and so is Oprah!

765 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Jennifer has really gotten good looking. What a dish. I'm wish she had never gone through what this criminal put her through. He's going to rot in prison. Better then the death penalty. Let's see, three life sentences, he ought to get out,(What year is this) NEVER He'll die in there!

765 days ago

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