Jennifer Hudson testifies at murder trial
Hudson testifies at murder trial
Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson testified Monday at the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a jealous rage four years ago.
Hudson was the first witness in the trial of William Balfour. During her testimony, she said her family didn’t want her sister to marry Balfour and also spoke about the last time she saw her family members.
The singer and actress, winner of “American Idol” in 2004 and best supporting actress in 2007 for her role in “Dreamgirls,” was initially calm. But Hudson began crying when talking about seeing her family the Sunday before the killings and later when the prosecutor showed her a photo of her mother.
Her voice broke when she described her reaction to her sister, Julia Hudson, telling her she was going to marry Balfour.
“None of us wanted her to marry him. We did not like how he treated her,” she said.
Balfour has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the 2008 killings.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.