Hudson Family Murder Case Heading To Trial In April

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January 19, 2012 | 2:30pm EST

A man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew is set to stand trial this spring.
William Balfour, the estranged husband of the Dreamgirls star’s sister Julia, is facing first-degree murder charges in connection to the October, 2008 slayings of the singer’s mother Darnell, her brother Jason and her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King in Chicago, Illinois.

Cook County Judge Charles Burns has now moved forward with the case and jury selection will begin on 9 April.

The bodies of Darnell, 57, and Jason, 29, were discovered in the family’s Chicago home and the little boy was found three days later in an abandoned SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle).