Jennifer Hudson family murder

Associated Press
Family members of William Balfour leave the courthouse for lunch during the first day of his murder trial at the Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago, Monday, April 23, 2012. Balfour is charged in the 2008 murder of Oscar winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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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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