Assistant State’s attorney James P. McKay, right, heads to the courtroom with the start team in ~ the chef County Criminal Courthouse ~ above Thursday for wilhelm Balfour’s trial. (Michael Tercha, Chicago Tribune)
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A door top top the north side of the cook County Courthouse is guarded together people associated with the killing trial of william Balfour arrive on Monday, April 23, 2012. (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune) (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune)
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The cook County Courthouse is quiet in the hours prior to the long-awaited attempt of wilhelm Balfour is set to begin. Balfour to be charged v killing Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and also nephew. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune)

A brand-new mug shot of wilhelm Balfour is released to the media front of his trial. Wilhelm Balfour is accused the murdering Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57; she brother, Jason Hudson, 29 and and she 7-year old nephew Julian King in October 2008. (Cook county Sheriff’s Dept.)

William Balfour shows up in bond court prior to Judge Raymond Myles. He is fee with three counts of first-degree murder and also one counting of home invasion in the deaths that three loved ones of entertainer Jennifer Hudson. (Courtroom map out by Carol Renaud)

State’s lawyer Anita Alvarez speak to the media around the william Balfour situation outside chef County link court in Chicago. (Tribune picture by Terrence Antonio James)
Michelle Balfour, mom of william Balfour, leaves the Criminal Courts building in Chicago after ~ his appearance in bond court. Her boy is fee with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of house invasion in the deaths the three family members of entertainment artist Jennifer Hudson. (Tribune photograph by Terrence Antonio James)
Michelle Balfour (center), the mom of william Balfour that was arrested in the murders of Jennifer Hudson‘s, mother, brother and also nephew, reflects her displeasure with his instance in front of Chicago Police Dept Area 1 headquarters. (Tribune photograph by Phil Velasquez)
Michelle Davis-Balfour, mommy of wilhelm Balfour, leaves Chicago Police district 1 headquarters after ~ her child was taken into custody after being offered an arrest warrant in the deaths of three members the Jennifer Hudson‘s family. (Tribune photograph by Scott Strazzante)
The scene of Hudson household murders is quiet on the evening of the day the William Balfour was taken into custody after being served an arrest warrant in deaths of 3 members that Jennifer Hudson‘s family. (Tribune photograph by Scott Strazzante)
A funeral carriage carrying Jennifer Hudson‘s nephew, Julian King, come at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. The funeral service for Hudson’s mother, brother and also nephew consisted of several hours of eulogies and also scriptures and also was filled v gospel music and happy memories. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago market Richard Daley spoke throughout the funeral. (Tribune photograph by Terrence Antonio James)
A funeral carriage with Jennifer Judson’s nephew arrives at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago top top Monday. (Tribune photograph by Terrence Antonio James)
The body of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and also nephew come at Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago. (Tribune picture by Terrence Antonio James)
A horse-drawn carriage delivering a coffin leaves Apostolic Church that God in Chicago whereby the funeral was organized for Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, brother and also nephew. (Tribune photograph by Tom valve Dyke)
Hudson family and also friends arrive at the Apostolic Church that God on Chicago’s south Side because that the funerals the Jennifer Hudson‘s mom Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson and her nephew Julian King. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
Actress Jennifer Hudson‘s family and friends come Monday morning in ~ the Apostolic Church the God top top Chicago’s south Side because that the funerals of she mother, Darnell Donerson; she brother, Jason Hudson; and also her nephew, Julian King. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
Shortly after ~ 9 a.m., around 200 human being holding blue admittance slips began filing right into the invitation-only company for the Hudson family members at Apostolic Church the God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave. (Tribune picture by Michael Tercha)
A casket is rolled from a hearse to Apostolic Church that God top top Chicago’s south Side. 3 hearses led by a college bus pulled right into the church Monday morning because that the funeral that the mother, brother and nephew the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, who were slain in October. The funeral snarled traffic, causing earlier ups for several blocks on 63rd Street and also forcing Chicago Transit authority officials to think about rerouting buses. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
Hearses arrive at the Apostolic Church the God ~ above Chicago’s south Side because that the funerals that Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson; her brother, Jason Hudson; and her nephew, Julian King. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
Well-wishers wait to enter a ar memorial solemn event honoring the resides of Darnell Hudson Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King in ~ the satisfied Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. (Tribune photograph by E. Jason Wambsgans)
Debra Nichols- Windham adjusts a portrait of she cousin Jason Hudson prior to a memorial display to honor him, his mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and also his nephew, Julian King in the satisfied Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. (Tribune photo by E. Jason Wambsgans)
Carmen Williams, Julian king 2nd-grade teacher, and, classmates remember him during a memorial service for Julian, his grandmother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and uncle Jason Hudson at the satisfied Gift MIssionary Baptist Church. (Tribune picture by E. Jason Wambsgans)
Hundreds to visit a memorial celebration for Jennifer Hudson’s slain household members. (Tribune photograph by E. Jason Wambsgans)
Chicago Police find a vacant lot between Kolin and Kildare Avenues and also facing 14th Street in Chicago. The lot is near the place where the body of Julian King, the nephew the actress Jennifer Hudson, was discovered. Police recovered a gun throughout the day in a vacant lot close to where Jennifer Hudson’s nephew was found shot to fatality inside a sport-utility car on the West Side. (Tribune photograph by Terrence Antonio James)
Chicago Police find a vacant lot in between Kolin and also Kildare Avenues and facing 14th Street in Chicago. The many is close to the ar where the body of Julian King, the nephew the actress Jennifer Hudson, to be discovered. Police recovered a gun throughout the work in a vacant lot close to where Jennifer Hudson’s nephew was found shot to fatality inside a sport-utility auto on the West Side. (Tribune picture by Terrence Antonio James)
Chicago police find a vacant lot in between Kolin and also Kildare Avenues and facing 14th Street in Chicago. The lot is near where the body of Julian King, the nephew the actress Jennifer Hudson, to be discovered. Police recovered a gun during the work in a vacant lot close to where Jennifer Julian was discovered shot to fatality inside a sport-utility vehicle on the West Side. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James)
Members the the Hudson household react to seeing the big number that flowers, stuffed animals, balloons and also other item left as a memorial in prior of the home of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, 7019 S. Yale Ave. The family concerned retrieve some an individual items from the house. (Tribune photograph by Phil Velasquez)
A members the the Hudson family members reacts to seeing the large number that flowers, stuffed animals, balloons and also other items left as a memorial in prior of the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, 7019 S. Yale Ave. The family involved retrieve some an individual items native the house. (Tribune photograph by Phil Velasquez)
items left by mourners form a memorial in former of the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mommy at 7019 S. Yale Ave. (Tribune photograph by Phil Velasquez)
Evangelist Lucinda Jones leader a group from the Alden Princeton nursing facility to the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother at 7019 S. Yale Ave., whereby mourners have been leaving item to make a memorial come the 3 members the Hudson’s household who were killed. (Tribune photograph by Phil Velasquez)
Patrice Billingsley that the south Shore ar in Chicago arrives through a substantial stuffed animal that she said her child told her to carry to the memorial the has formed in prior of the house of actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother at 7019 S. Yale Ave. Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, her mother, Darnell Donerson, and also her brother, Jason Hudson, were all killed the week week before. (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez)
Jerome Davis reads composed words ~ above stuffed animals left as a memorial in prior of the residence of Jennifer Hudson’s mom at 7019 S. Yale Ave. (Tribune picture by Phil Velasquez)
A couple of passersby prevent at that memorial that continues to flourish for Jennifer Hudson‘s slain family members members -- her mother, brother and also nephew -- external her mother’s home on southern Yale way in Chicago. Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were slain at the home October 24. The body of Hudson’s missing nephew, Julian King, 7, was found October 27 in a sports utility car several mile from the home. (Tribune picture by Michael Tercha)
Chicago Police search outside the house on southern Yale path in Chicago where the mother and brother the actress Jennifer Hudson who were slain. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James)
Bernice Simmons, 14, at a vigil Monday on southern Yale Avenue because that Jennifer Hudson’s mother, nephew and also brother, that were slain. (Tribune photograph by Terrence Antonio James)
A memorial grows because that Jennifer Hudson‘s slain family members members -- she mother, brother and also nephew -- outside her mother’s residence in Chicago. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
Tonya McDaniel (center) the Chicago and also other mourners gather external the southern Side Chicago home where the mother and brother of actress Jennifer Hudson to be slain. McDaniel stated she felt “hurt and also pain” end the killings and also was unable to talk about the killing for two days. (Tribune image by Terrence Antonio James)
Latasha Garvin leader prayers as mourners gather Monday outside the south Side home where the mother and brother that actress Jennifer Hudson were uncovered slain last week. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James)
Chicago Supt. The Police Jody Weis announces at a news conference Monday the the body of 7-year-old Julian King, actress Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, was uncovered in a absent SUV. (Tribune photograph by Charles Cherney)
Sean Howard, spokesman for the chef County medical examiner’s office, confirms the identification of the body of 7-year-old Julian King in ~ a news conference Monday. (Tribune picture by E. Jason Wambsgans)
Family members drive off Monday after identify the body of 7-year-old Julian King at the chef County medical examiner’s office. (Tribune photograph by Antonio Perez)
Members the actress Jennifer Hudson’s household leave Trump international Hotel & Tower in two SUVs as they head to the cook County clinical examiner’s officer Monday. (Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante)
JENNIFER HUDSON family TRAGEDY: Friends and also family of Jennifer Hudson wait external Trump worldwide Hotel & Tower on Monday before leaving because that the cook County medical examiner’s office to determine the body of a boy thought to be Julian King, Hudson’s nephew. (Tribune photo by Phil Velasquez)
Chicago police deliver the human body of a boy believed to it is in Julian King, actress Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, come the chef County medical examiner’s office Monday. (Tribune photograph by Antonio Perez)
Police talk external the Area 5 garage beside the sport utility auto where 7-year old Julian king body was found. The automobile was uncovered in the 1300 block of south Kolin Avenue approximately 8 a.m. Monday morning. (CLTV video)
A boy’s human body was uncovered in the automobile police were looking for in their search for 7-year-old Julian King, the lacking nephew that Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 was found in the 1300 block of southern Kolin Avenue roughly 8 a.m. (CLTV video)
Lynnette and John Louden speak to reporters around how your chihuahua, “Lil’ Man” led them come the SUV parked in their Chicago neighborhood this morning. A child’s human body was uncovered in the car in the 1300 block of southern Kolin Avenue about 8 a.m. That is the same automobile police were in search of in their search for 7-year-old Julian King, the absent nephew the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
Police investigate the scene where a child’s human body was discovered in a car in the 1300 block of south Kolin path in Chicago. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
A child’s body was discovered in the car police were trying to find in their search for 7-year-old Julian King, the lacking nephew the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. A 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban through Illinois license plate X584859 was found in the 1300 block of southern Kolin Avenue about 8 a.m. Live TV shots proved a white Chevrolet Suburban gift towed away. (WGN-TV)
A boy’s human body was discovered in the vehicle police were in search of in their find for 7-year-old Julian King, the missing nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. (CLTV video)
Laneka Manson (left), Sharita Dickey and Monell Manson, every friends of Julia Hudson and also the family, pray by the memorial set up in former of the house of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, after discovering that a boy was found dead in a auto matching the description of the one in this weekend’s Amber Alert. (Tribune photo by Nancy Stone)
Area 4 Chicago Police Dept. Chief Wayne Gulliford walks away after talk to the media in ~ Kostner and South 13th Street in Chicago about a automobile police discovered in their search for 7-year-old Julian King, the missing nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
Tacara Juarez (right) prays with another mourner in front of the Chicago residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson on Monday morning. Hudson’s mother and also brother, Jason Hudson, were uncovered slain in the home on October 24, 2008. (Tribune picture by Nancy Stone)
Police inspection the scene where a child’s human body was discovered in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban through Illinois patent plate X584859 in the 1300 block of southern Kolin Avenue about 8 a.m. (Tribune photograph by Michael Tercha)
Police investigate the scene wherein a child’s body was uncovered in a vehicle in the 1300 block of south Kolin Avenue approximately 8 a.m. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
Police investigate the scene whereby a child’s human body was uncovered in a vehicle. The is the same auto police were searching for in their find for 7-year-old Julian King, the absent nephew the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 was found in the 1300 block of south Kolin Avenue roughly 8 a.m. (Tribune picture by Michael Tercha)
Police investigate the step in the 1300 block of south Kolin Avenue wherein a child’s human body was found in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban v Illinois license plate X584859 about 8 a.m. Monday morning. (Tribune photo by Michael Tercha)
household friend David Burrell recites the 19th Psalm at the sidewalk memorial for Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson. The two were found shot to death in Donerson’s house on Friday. (Tribune photograph by lining Berman)
Notes space written ~ above a pair of crosses at the sidewalk memorial exterior the residence of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson. Hudson’s mother and also brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered slain in the home on Friday. Additionally, a 7-year old nephew, Julian King, is missing. (Tribune photograph by chuck Berman)
Mourners conference at a shrine in former of the house where actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and also brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered shot to fatality on Friday. (Tribune picture by Kuni Takahashi)
Ema Poe prays in former of a shrine external the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, that was discovered slain together with Hudson’s brother Jason, 29, on Friday. An Amber Alert because that Julian King, 7, Hudson’s absent nephew, continues to be broadcast. (Tribune picture by Kuni Takahashi)
A shrine external the home of actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, continues to grow. Donerson and also Jennifer’s brother, Jason Hudson, were uncovered dead at the house on Friday. (Tribune photograph by Kuni Takahashi)
Police leaving the residence of Darnell Donerson Saturday on the southern Side the Chicago. They are investigating the Friday slaying that Donerson, the mommy of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson, and also Hudson’s brother Jason. (Tribune photograph by Stacey Wescott)
Jamila Stuman, 7, is hugged by her mother Chalandra Powell, 26, outside the residence where Darnell Donerson and Jason Hudson, the mother and brother of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson, were discovered slain Friday. (Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Mourners pay their respect at the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, who was uncovered slain along with Hudson’s brother Jason, 29, on Friday. Donerson’s car is parked in front of the house. (Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Julia Hudson, sister the Jennifer Hudson and mother of lacking 7-year-old Julian King, speak to reporters top top Saturday. Through her to be Greg King, Julian’s father. (Tribune picture by Milbert O. Brown)
signs along the Kennedy Expressway show the Amber Alert for Julian King, 7. Julian is the lacking nephew the Jennifer Hudson. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune)
Rev. Arthur Reed (left) of brand-new Calvary light Pentecostal Church and also Trawana Barfield prepare a sign asking for assist to discover Julian King, the missing nephew the Jennifer Hudson. (Tribune photograph by Stacey Wescott)
crystal McFerrin, a ar of Darnell Donerson, pays she respect outside Donerson’s house Saturday. Donerson, the mom of actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, was found shot to death along with Hudson’s brothers Jason, 29, on Friday. (Tribune photo by Candice C. Cusic)
Chicago Police officers keep the step secure the work after actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother and also brother to be murdered in ~ the residence in the 7000 block of south Yale Avenue. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
The front door of the house owned through actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mom remains sealed by police the job after Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, to be murdered in ~ the home. (Tribune photo by Abel Uribe)
Chicago Police continue to for sure the house in the 7000 block of southern Yale Avenue wherein actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and also brother, Jason Hudson, were murdered the night before. (Tribune photograph by Abel Uribe)
Chiquita Stanton (front) and also her brother Danodous wipe away tears in former of the residence of Jennifer Hudson‘s mom in the 7000 block of south Yale Avenue, in Chicago. Actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and also brother, Jason Hudson, were killed at the house. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
A Chicago Police officer walks off the residential or commercial property of the residence where Jennifer Hudson‘s mother and brother were murdered. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
Trinette Montgomery places a balloon in ~ the enntrance gate of the home where Jennifer Hudson‘s mother and brother to be murdered. (Tribune photo by Abel Uribe)
rose Simpson (left) walks outside the property of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother’s residence after put a climbed at the scene. (Tribune photograph by Abel Uribe)
Bobby Moore, 20, prays in front of residence where Jason Hudson and also Darnell Hudson Donerson were killed, in the 7000 block of south Yale Avenue. Moore stated he had been a girlfriend of Jason Hudson, the brother of actress Jennifer Hudson, since childhood. “He to be cool and also down come earth,” Moore claimed of Jason. (Tribune photo by Cheryl A. Guerrero)
The body of among the victim of a twin slaying is gotten rid of from a residence in the 7000 block of south Yale way on Chicago’s southern Side. The mother and brother of actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death in the home. (Tribune photo by Charles Cherney)
Technicians take out a life dog native a residence in the 7000 block of southern Yale way on Chicago’s south Side. The mother and also brother the actress Jennifer Hudson were uncovered shot to death in the home. (Tribune picture by Charles Cherney)
Police inspection a double-slaying Friday on Chicago’s south Side. Lisa Kasteler, a publicist for Jennifer Hudson, stated the actress’ mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found slain in a residence owned through Donerson. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
Chicago police are investigating a dual homicide in the 7000 block of southern Yale path on the southern Side. Actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson, were found slain the residence owned by Donerson, claimed Lisa Kasteler, Jennifer Hudson’s publicist. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
Actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and also brother, Jason Hudson, were found slain in Donerson’s home in the 7000 block of southern Yale avenue on Chicago’s south Side, claimed Lisa Kasteler, Jennifer Hudson’s publicist. Police say a boy, Julian King, 7, is missing from the home, however have not stated whether the young was concerned Hudson. (Tribune photo by Abel Uribe)
People gather external a residence in the 7000 block of south Yale way on Chicago’s southern Side. Actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were uncovered slain in the home Friday, said Lisa Kasteler, Jennifer Hudson’s publicist. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
A group gathers exterior a residence in the 7000 block of south Yale avenue on Chicago’s south Side. Jennifer Hudson’s publicist, Lisa Kasteler, stated the actress’ mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found slain in the home. (Tribune photograph by Abel Uribe)
People gather exterior the house of actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, in the 7000 block of south Yale avenue on Chicago’s south Side. (Tribune photo by Abel Uribe)
People watch as police inspection a double-slaying at a house on Chicago’s southern Side. Actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, and also brother, Jason Hudson, were discovered slain in the home, stated Lisa Kasteler, that actress’ publicist. (Tribune photo by Abel Uribe)
Police speak to next-door neighbors Friday as they investigate a double-slaying in the 7000 block of southern Yale way on Chicago’s south Side. (Tribune picture by Abel Uribe)
William Balfour, born may 10, 1981. Balfour one Amber alert issued for Julian King October 24, 2008 had actually named william Balfour, 27, together a doubt in the slayings. (Illinois Dept. Of corrections photo)
Jennifer Hudson (left) and her mom Darnell Donerson space pictured throughout the Governor’s Ball complying with the 79th annual Academy Awards presentations at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Hudson won the Oscar because that Actress in a Supporting function for her role in “Dreamgirls.” (Getty photo by Gerard Burkhart)
Police to speak a boy, Julian King, 7, was kidnapped from the house of actress Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson. Wentworth Area Deputy cook of Patrol Joseph Patterson stated the boy may be Donerson’s grandson. (Photo courtesy the the Chicago Police Department)
May 2008--William Balfour, the husband that Jennifer Hudson’s sister Julia, moves out of Hudson family members home in the 7900 block of southern Yale Avenue.

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June 2008--Balfour, ~ above parole because that a 1999 attempted killing conviction, is arrested on a fee of possession that cocaine. Balfour was quit after he acquired out of a automobile that had actually turned a edge at high speed in one area where police were investigating calls of shots fired. Police said they uncovered drugs in the car Balfour to be driving.

The Illinois room of correction is contacted about the new drug charges because Balfour to be on parole, yet the firm decides not to return him to prison.

July 16--The drug case against Balfour is dropped after chef County Circuit judge David Skryd discovered police had actually no probable cause to arrest Balfour.

Undetermined date--Jason Hudson, Jennifer’s brother, is shoot in the leg in Gary, but refuses come seek medical attention, according to friends and also family members. The wound boundaries his mobility and also forces the to usage a cane to walk.

FRIDAY, Oct. 24

7 a.m.--Balfour cd driver his teal Chrysler to the Hudsons’ block, arriving about 7 a.m., follow to witnesses.

9 a.m.--Neighbors listen gunshots, however do not notify police.

Undetermined time--An early on report stated there were no indications of compelled entry to the home, yet law enforcement sources later said the shootings started with the gunman firing through a door and also striking Hudson’s brother, Jason, 29. The shooter then entered the house and continued come fire, hitting Hudson’s mommy when she gone into the room.

12:30 p.m.--The teal Chrysler is parked near Robeson High School, around a mile from the Hudson home. Security video clip from the school proved someone parking the Chrysler, however investigators have actually not been able to identify the who identity, resources said. A time rubber stamp on the video showed the automobile was left over there at 12:30 p.m., yet it was unclear whether the stamp was accurate.

Cell phone call records put Balfour top top the West side at the hour, sources said. If the time stamp in ~ the college is accurate, it would certainly suggest one more person may have actually driven the Chrysler native the Hudson house to Robeson. In any kind of event, Balfour walk not usage his own automobile to take trip from the Hudson’s Englewood residence to his girlfriend’s home near 19th Street and also Spaulding avenue on the West Side, police said.

Unknown time--Balfour misses a meeting with his parole officer, the connected Press reported.

3 p.m.--A loved one finds the body of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, shoot to death in her living room. The relative informs authorities, who then find the body of Jennifer’s brother, Jason Hudson, 29, shot to death in a bedroom. There is no authorize of Julian King, the 7-year-old son of Jennifer’s sister, Julia.

Unknown time--Reached by phone call by his parole agent, Balfour says he is “baby-sitting on the West Side.” The agent thinks he hears a kid in the background, the linked Press reported.

About 6 p.m.--Authorities issue an Amber Alert because that both Julian and Balfour, his stepfather.

About 6 p.m.--Police arrest Balfour at his pregnant girlfriend’s West next apartment, yet the young is not through him.

Later--Balfour’s girlfriend tells police the he was at she West Side residence not lengthy after the slayings.

Evening--Officers inquiry Balfour, yet he stop talking as soon as police suggest he take it a polygraph, law-enforcement sources said. Balfour’s girlfriend contradicts his alibi and also tells police he was associated in the killings the the two adults, but not the of the boy, law-enforcement resources said.

SATURDAY, Oct. 25

1:30 a.m.--Jennifer Hudson identify the bodies of she brother and also mother in ~ the chef County clinical examiner’s office.

Morning--The FBI is referred to as in come help.

Police speak the teal car has been located yet continue to find for the white Suburban.

Afternoon--Police searched the home again Saturday afternoon in instance Julian is hiding inside. Covering casings are recovered from the scene.

5 p.m.--Relatives of the absent boy do a publicly plea because that his return.

SUNDAY, Oct. 26

Officials transport Balfour come Stateville Correctional Center.

MONDAY, Oct. 27

Julian’s human body is uncovered in the back of Jason Hudson’s Chevrolet Suburban, parked in the 1300 block of southern Kolin path on the West Side. A tiny Chihuahua named Li’l Man had actually howled and barked at the unfamiliar white SUV parked there. The dog’s reaction attracted the fist of that owner, man Louden, that realized it suitable the SUV police had been spring for due to the fact that Friday. It continues to be unclear if police had actually canvassed the block, but some next-door neighbors say they had seen the SUV due to the fact that Friday. No one referred to as police before Monday.

Julian’s body was slumped end in the ago seat of the Suburban. He had been shooting in the head. A bullet uncovered lodged in the vehicle, together with other evidence, led detectives to think he had actually been shooting in the vehicle. Police nothing know exactly when he was killed.

TUESDAY, Oct. 28

As detectives continued searching for answers, the chef County medical examiner’s office release autopsy results showing Julian King passed away of many gunshot wounds.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29

Police uncover a handgun matching the caliber that weapon provided in the slayings, providing a potential break in the case. The type and do of ammunition additionally matched shell casings recovered at the scene.

The gun was discovered in an alley simply a block indigenous the spot in north Lawndale wherein Julian’s body had actually been found. A couple of other “small bits that evidence,” are likewise recovered alongside the gun, which to be nestled in thick shrubs in a vacant lot in the 1400 block of south Kolin Avenue.

FRIDAY, Oct. 31

Forensic testing shows the the chrome-and-black .45-caliber Sig Sauer semiautomatic pistol recovered by Chicago police was the weapon provided to death all three victims.

Police are investigating whether the weapon had actually once belonged come Hudson’s slain brother, Jason. He when owned an similar gun that he thought had actually been stolen from the family’s Englewood residence a few months earlier, follow to law-enforcement sources and several neighbors.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had actually traced the recovered gun to its original owner in Michigan, who had actually reported that stolen, resources said.

While police have actually investigated the slayings as feasible domestic violence, they have actually not ruled out other motives. No Balfour no one anyone else has actually been charged, but Balfour stays in custody.

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Monday, Nov. 10

The Illinois Prisoner testimonial Board rules that there is factor to think that Balfour, 27, violated his parole in one more matter for numerous reasons, consisting of being in areas where drugs were sold. In addition, the plank cited a statement native his girlfriend the she saw him through a gun that matched the murder weapon.