Hudson speaks after Balfour murder conviction

05/12/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // justicenews // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Chicago – Jennifer Hudson and her sister, Julia, released a statement following the conviction of Julia’s ex-husband for the 2008 slayings of three of their family members. As reported by E! Online, William Balfour was convicted on murder charges Friday in connection with the deaths of Hudson’s mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew.

The Hudson sisters are quoted by E! Online as releasing the statement Friday, “We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God… We are so grateful to prosecutors James McKay, Jennifer Bagby and Veryl Gambino and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and her team for their dedication and tireless work from the beginning. We have the best police department, and they have been with us every step of the way. We thank all of the State’s witnesses who came forward on our behalf. We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful.”

The sisters further extended prayers to the Balfour family in their statement. William Balfour faces life in prison.

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