TRIAL

Jennifer Hudson Gives Teary Testimony

“None of us wanted her to marry him,” Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson said in court on Monday, choking back tears as she testified about the man accused of killing her mother, brother, and nephew in 2008. Early during her testimony, Hudson pointed at her sister Julia’s former husband, William Balfour, after a prosecutor asked her to identify the defendant. Julia Hudson also testified about Balfour’s jealous tendencies, claiming he threatened to kill her family if she left him. Prosecutors say Balfour, who has pleaded not guilty, shot Hudson’s mother and brother in their house before killing her nephew, whose body was found in an abandoned car, though there are no known witnesses and little physical evidence.