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Jennifer Hudson‘s estranged brother-in-law William Balfour (pictured, right), who was arrested for the 2008 slayings of the Oscar winner’s Mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew, is reportedly a marked man in prison, according to RadarOnline.

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RadarOnline is reporting that Balfour has to be kept in a cell by his lonesome because fellow inmates have gotten wind of his crime.  Usually, it is understood that inmates don’t discuss why they are locked up. If other inmates find out that a Mother and child have been killed, though, it’s usually curtains for the offender.  According to an insider:

“Balfour was in a cell by himself. He couldn’t handle anyone in the cell with him, they would’ve killed him.  If you hurt a Mother and child, somebody is gonna get you. You don’t mess with them.”

Apparently, the prison guards at the lock-up facility at the Illinois’ Stateville Correctional Center, where Balfour is being held, let it slip to the other inmates that he practically wiped out Hudson’s nuclear family.  “People talked about wanting to kill him,” says RadarOnline. “It’s an unspoken rule that you don’t ask why someone was locked up, but everyone found out.”

Initially, Balfour, who was on parole after serving seven years in prison for attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, and car jacking, had been separated from Hudson’s sister Julia, when he was arrested for the first-degree shooting deaths.

Balfour and Julia reportedly had a contentious two-year marriage, with constant money and infidelity battles. The strife resulted in Balfour being thrown out of the Hudson family home in Chicago’s Southside.  After he was ousted from the residence, the embittered Balfour then began threatening the Hudsons.

On October 24, Balfour reportedly shot Hudson’s mom, Darnell Donnerson, 57, and the singer’s brother Jason, 29, at the family residence.

When Julia reported to police that her 7-year-old son, Julian King, was missing, police issued an AMBER alert.  Three days later, the gun shot-riddled body of the missing child was found inside a Chevy Suburban SUV that had been parked on a street.  Balfour pleaded not guilty and his trial is set for April 23 of this year.

So for now, Balfour won’t win any friends but may pick up just a few more enemies before his trial comes up on the calendar.  In this case, karma is a b*atch who is wearing black-and-white stripes.

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