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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson's Family Members Murdered
In a gruesome scene on October 24, 2008, Jennifer Hudson’s brother, Jason Hudson, and mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, were found shot to death in their Chicago home, while an equally shocking discovery was yet to come when the body of Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew Julian King, the son of her sister Julia, was found three days later in the back of an SUV. The culprit turned out to be Julia’s ex-husband William Balfour, who, according to testimony at the 2012 trial, had threatened to kill members of Hudson’s family at least two dozen times before the murders when Julia refused to reconcile with him. In April, Jennifer Hudson was one of 83 witnesses to take the stand at Balfour’s trial and broke down when the verdict was read on May 11: Balfour had been found guilty on all seven counts against him including three counts of first-degree murder. He has yet to be sentenced. ‘We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful,” the Hudson sisters wrote in a statement after the trial. “We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy.”

Happy 5th Birthday, omg!

June 11, 2012

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been five years since Yahoo! launched a little celebrity news site called omg! on June 11, 2007. In honor of our 5th birthday, join us as we take a look back at some of the biggest Hollywood headlines omg! has covered since we’ve been in business. Some are happy, many are sad, and a few are just plain weird. Five years later, we hope you’re still enjoying all of omg!’s celeb scoop.