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More testimony described threats against Hudson family

As the trial against William Balfour entered the second week, jurors heard more testimony of Balfour making repeated threats to kill the Hudson family.

Prosecutors said Balfour murdered Darnell Donerson (mother), Jason Hudson (brother) and Julian King (nephew) in October 2008 out of a jealous rage. Several witnesses said Balfour accused his

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Closing arguments begin; jury to deliberate

Closing arguments begin; jury to deliberate

Day 11 of the People vs. William Balfour was the final day of testimony in the case against the man accused of murdering three relatives of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.

Prosecutors rested its case Tuesday after calling more than 80 witnesses during the two-week trial. The defense called two witnesses –– Chicago police detectives –– then concluded i

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Jury in Hudson family killings to return tomorrow

CHICAGO (AP) — Deliberating jurors at the trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew are headed home without reaching a verdict.

After more than four hours going through the evidence, jurors were leaving for the day, court officials told reporters at around 9:30 p.m.

They are expected to resume deliberations

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Educate yourself: Know who are the registered sex offenders around you

Do you remember these incidents of attempted kidnappings?

On April 25 at 9 a.m. an 11-year-old girl was walking to school in the 10400 block of South State Street when a man driving a black vehicle began following her. The tried to get the girl into the vehicle by offering money and a cellphone.

No.

How about this one?

Four children, ages 4 to 12,

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago