|Jennifer Hudson takes the Stand in Family Murder Trial|
|Written by Edina Damoah|
|Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:39|
Singer Jennifer Hudson took the stand yesterday (April 23) as the first witness in the trial of the man who has been accused of the murder of her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
William Balfour is the person accused of the killing. He is the estranged husband of Jennifer's sister. The man is accused of shooting all three in a jealous rage.
William Balfour is the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister and is accused of murdering her mother, brother and her sister's seven year-old son. It is alleged that Balfour shot the three in a jealous rage.
Hudson said "We didn't like the way he treated her, and I didn't like the way he treated my nephew." She was explaining how her family felt about the way Balfour treated her sister and her nephew.
Prosecutors have put forward a case that the accused shot the three after his wife told him she wanted a divorce.
Hudson struggled to fight back tears as she gave evidence against Balfour. The prosecution did manage to tell a tale of a chillin crime. However, Balfour's lawyers stated that there was no solid evidence as there was no DNA evidence or fingerprints linking Balfour to the crime.
The trial of the controversial triple murder continues in Chicago courtroom over the coming weeks.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:51|