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William Balfour's defense team arrives at the Cook County Courthouse on the first day of the murder trial of Balfour, in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the Oct. 24, 2008, slayings 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.