CHICAGO — A court official says Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson (pictured top right) has arrived at a Chicago courthouse for the start of the trial of a man accused of killing her mother (pictured bottom left), brother and nephew (pictured bottom right).
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Courtroom spokesman Terry Sullivan says Hudson is in the building, but will not be in court for
opening statements. He didn’t elaborate.
The 30-year-old actress and singer is among a list of 300 potential witnesses who could be called.
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William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 slayings. Prosecutors say Balfour shot them in 2008 in a jealous rage because his estranged wife, Julia Hudson, had a new boyfriend.
Julia Hudson has said her sister screamed when she told her about the murders.