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Supporters of Jennifer Hudson arrive at Cook County Criminal Court, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Chicago as closing arguments begin in the murder trial of William Balfour. Balfour, is charged in the 2008 murder of Oscar and Grammy winning performer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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.