FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson speaks in Chicago. On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, attorneys for William Balfour, who is on trial in Chicago and charged in the 2008 murders of the Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, are expected to put on a brief defense after the prosecution rests its weeklong case. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor began her closing arguments in the trial of a man charged with murdering three of Jennifer Hudson's family members by showing jurors photos of the smiling victims before their deaths.
State's attorney Jennifer Bagby then showed the Chicago jury crime scene photos of the bloody, bullet-riddled bodies of Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. She pointed at defendant William Balfour and told jurors that he murdered the three.
The acclaimed actress and singer hung her head while the grisly photos were displayed and her long hair spilled over her face.
Jurors listened intently and many of them took notes.
Balfour's attorneys are expected to make their closing arguments later Wednesday before the case goes to the jury.