William Balfour, the man who was convicted for the 2008 murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chicago judge.
In what almost seemed like a rage, Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns rejected William Balfour’s claims that he was innocent of the crimes.
‘You have the heart of an arctic night, your soul is as barren as dark space’, Burns told Balfour.
Balfour, 27 who was Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s former brother-in-law was first convicted in May 2012 of first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting deaths of Hudson’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson; her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson; and her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.
Balfour offered his condolences to the Hudson family while maintaining that he didn’t kill their relatives.
‘My deepest prayers go out to Julian King. I loved him. I still love him. I’m innocent, your honor’, he said.
Jennifer Hudson who chose not to make a statement during the trial, testified that she had known Balfour since the eighth grade and always disliked him.