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Lead prosecutor James McKay walks to court at the Cook County Criminal Court on the first day of the murder trial of William Balfour, 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.