Chicago police said today they have arrested William Balfour for the murders of three relatives of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson.
Balfour acknowledged being at the Hudson’s Englewood home on the morning that the actress’ mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson, were gunned down inside the house, law enforcement sources said. Julia Hudson’s son, Julian, was abducted from the home and his body discovered three days later, shot twice in the head and slumped in the back of Jason Hudson’s Chevy Suburban on a West Side street.
Balfour, 27, has been in custody in Stateville Correctional Center on a violation of parole and was transferred to Chicago police custody today after they served an arrest warrant at 2:45 p.m. Balfour was then transported to the Wentworth Area, where he will be held pending approval of charges by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
I hope that Jennifer and Julia Hudson may finally begin to heal over this horrible tragedy. She has been staying as a guest of Trump Plaza in Chicago, along with her sister Julia. In earlier reports, it was said both women were in fear for their lives.Police thought that the murder may have been gang related and Donald Trump reached out to the family to provide support. Now that Chicago police have found the killers, hopefully William Balfour will plead guilty so he won’t create any more pain for the Hudson family and his.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jennifer Hudson and her family.