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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows William Balfour, the man convicted in the murders of the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar winner and singer Jennifer Hudson. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Balfour is scheduled to be in court in Chicago where his attorneys are expected to ask the judge to grant Balfour a new trial. If that request is denied, Judge Charles Burns could immediately sentence Balfour. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department , File)

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.