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Darnell Donerson

** FILE **This March 6, 2007 file photo shows Darnell Donerson, the mother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago. The personal publicist of Jennifer Hudson said Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 that Chicago police are investigating the deaths of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson and brother Jason Hudson, who were found shot dead at their South Side home. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey)

Jennifer Hudson family murder

The man convicted of gunning down the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was sentenced to life in prison July 24.