Justice has been served! William Balfour has been sentenced to serve THREE CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES in prison for murdering three members of singer Jennifer Hudson‘s family.
Balfour was convicted May 11th of 1st degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer’s mom Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson, and nephew Julian King. He was also convicted of home invasion and residential burglary.
Balfour was present in Chicago courtroom for his sentencing, and proclaimed his innocence right up to the end. Jennifer was also there. During the sentencing hearing, the judge looked Balfour in the eyes and said, ”Your soul is as barren as dark space.” Definitely. Who could possibly murder three innocent people?!
The murder was suspected to be because of his tumultuous relationship with now-ex Julia King, Jennifer’s sister. Balfour was convicted of the triple murder after allegedly flying into a blind and jealous rage in 2008 — when he believed Julia had received a gift from her new boyfriend.
I know that this doesn’t bring Jennifer’s family members back, and she and the rest of her family are still grieving. However, I hope that this gives them a little more peace of mind knowing that they have received justice for the ones that they lost. Thoughts and prayers goes out still to them.
Image via Cook County Sheriff’s Department