The Jennifer Hudson family murder trial began Monday, April 23. William Balfour will be on trial after slaying Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
From Associated P:
Balfour went back inside the three-story house around 9 a.m. and used a .45-caliber handgun to kill Hudson's mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, in the living room, and then shot her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, twice in the head as he lay in bed... Authorities say he shot the boy nicknamed Juice Box in the head as he lay behind a front seat. His body was found in the abandoned vehicle miles away after a three-day search.
Balfour could face a mandatory life sentence if convicted on at least two of the murders.
During the trial, Hudson broke down when the prosecutor asked her about her family. She answered that she last saw them before the slaughter. She broke down again when the prosecutor showed her a picture of her mother.
Hudson says that no one in her family wanted to see her sister date Balfour.