‘Compassionate’ Jennifer Hudson forgives brother-in-law for murdering family
London: Jennifer Hudson has revealed that she has forgiven her former brother-in-law William Balfour for murdering her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
The Oscar-winning actress and singer also said that she does not blame him entirely for his actions, because she feels like for the most part it’s not his fault.
“It’s how he was brought up. We tried to offer love, but you were so far gone, that you couldn’t even see that,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
“A lot of things came out, that we didn’t even know about, from his upbringing, which is like he never had a chance.
“Had you had the love my mother gave us, or the background that some have, then you would’ve stood a chance,” she said.
Hudson, who turns 31 later this week, said she is now finally ready to visit her relatives’ graves after receiving closure from justice being served, the paper reported.
Balfour was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole, followed by 120 years for other crimes.