Jennifer Hudson ‘relieved’ after family’s killer brought to justice

Washington: Jennifer Hudson is “relieved” and “pleased” that the man accused of murdering her mother, brother and nephew has been found guilty.

William Balfour, 31, was convicted of fatally shooting Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King in 2008 by an Illinois jury on Friday after two days of deliberation, Contactmusic reported.

As the verdict was read out in court, Oscar winner Hudson broke down in tears and had to be comforted by her fiance, David Otunga. Her sister Julia was also present for the verdict.

Now the pair has released a statement through attorney Anita Alvarez, who revealed that the devastated sisters are glad Balfour has been brought to justice.

“I spoke with Jennifer and Julia Hudson after the verdict... they are both very pleased and very appreciative of the co-operation that we have provided for them. They are relieved and we hope that this verdict gives them some sense of justice,” Alvarez said after the verdict.