In heartbreaking news yesterday, Jennifer Hudson’s mother and brother were shot to death over a domestic dispute in their Chicago home. The shooter is believed to be William Balfour, who kidnapped Julian King his step-son, from the murder scene.
The suspect, William Balfour was later apprehended, and was arrested about 10 pm last night. The police have reported that they have sevearl others in custody as well, who may have had something to do with the shooting, or the kidnapping of Julian King.
Unfortunately, Chicago police say that Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, Julian King is still missing. They have issued a nationwide amber alert for the boy, they have asked the FBI to join the investigation as well. The police say that William Balfour is refusing to cooperate and will not say where the boy was taken.
Late last night, Jennifer Hudson rushed back to Chicago to be with her family. She was accompanied by her fiance David Otunga, and is reported to be absolutely devastated over the death of her mother and brother. She is in seclusion at a undisclosed location.
Records from the Illinois Department of Corrections show he is on parole and spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.
His MySpace page, which he last updated in June, describes his mood as “forgotten”.
On it, he wrote: “I don’t tolerate bullshit, so don’t come to me with it. I might as well let you all know that Jennifer Hudson is my wife’s sister. I’m proud of her and wish her nothing but the best in what she do, but don’t hit me up asking bout her.”
Mr Balfour’s mother told reporters that he had been married to Julia Hudson for several years, but that Ms Donerson had ordered him out of the family home last winter.
In other reports, they believe the “dispute” was related to a car owned by Julia Hudson his wife, that her husband William Balfour sold. He reportedly threatened to “kill all her family” and Julia did not take him seriously. In other reports, it was speculated that the fall out was over a pending divorce between the couple. No statements have been issued by the family.
Really sad news, I pray they find the boy.