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Documents pertaining to the William Balfour murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court are wheeled into court on the first day of the trial in Chicago Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of Oscar winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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.