Jennifer Hudson family murder

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In this courtroom sketch, Willam Balfour, second from right, listens as Assistant State's Attorney Veryl Gambino gives opening statements before Cook County Judge Charles Burns at Balfour's murder trial, Monday, April 23, 2012, in Chicago. Balfour is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the October 2008 killings of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. Seated next to Balfour is defense attorney Edward Kozoboski.  (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)

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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.

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