In this courtroom sketch, William Balfour, second from right, is flanked by attorney Amy Thompson, right, and another defense team member, as they watch lead prosecutor James McKay speak before Cook ... more 
In this courtroom sketch, William Balfour, second from right, is flanked by attorney Amy Thompson, right, and another defense team member, as they watch lead prosecutor James McKay speak before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Charles Burns at Balfour's sentencing in Chicago, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Balfour, convicted in the October 2008 shooting deaths of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Tom Gianni
Tue, Jul 24, 2012 6:17 PM EDT