In the wake of murders in Colorado last week, we have all been a bit on edge and in desperate need of some justice. So, we welcome today’s news about the sentencing for the man who murdered Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and 7-year-old nephew Julian King in 2008. Finally, after an overwhelming amount of pain and loss for JHud’s family, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
William Balfour has been sentenced to serve three consecutive life sentences in prison. While Balfour is probably not to keen on his future behind bars, his sentence gives us all some peace of mind. Balfour’s sentence follows his May 11 conviction on three accounts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer’s beloved family members, along with home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle. While such allegations against Balfour have certainly gained him the least popular vote in media, and have evidently not earned him much sympathy in the courtroom, Balfour has continued to proclaim his innocence. After the prosecution cited “overwhelming circumstantial evidence,” including death threats against his estranged wife and Jennifer’s sister, Julia Hudson, this guy still would not let up. He even blamed Jennifer Hudson’s fame for his guilty verdict, to no avail. According to TMZ, during his sentencing hearing, the judge told Balfour, “Your soul is as barren as dark space.”
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