Julia Hudson, during a press conference in 2008, pleading for the return of her son
The trial of William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson Family started this week. The prosecutors started off the trial with a Big Bang, by putting Jennifer as the first witness on the stand. No cameras are allowed in the court room for public view, but reports stated that Jennifer break down several times during her testimony.
Jennifer’s testimony was followed by her Sister Julia Hudson the estranged wife of William Balfour.
Jennifer was quoted during her Testimony
“None of us wanted her to marry him,” (On the marriage of Her Sister Julia and William Balfour)
“I tried to keep my distance from William Balfour.”
Jennifer Hudson and her family never wanted Julia to Marry William because of the way he treated her. Before Julia took the stand prosecutor played a tape, where Julia called 911, after she found the bodies of her family, The Call :
“Oh my God, oh my God,” she is heard yelling at a dispatcher, who tells her to stop screaming because he can’t understand her. “My momma, my momma!”
On the Stand Julia reported how William threated to kill her and her family over 25 times during their marriage and she stayed with him anyway. She quoted
“He said, ‘If you leave me, you will be the last to die. I’ll kill your family first,”’ she said, her voice quivering
Under cross-examination, she acknowledged she was still having sex with Balfour days before the slayings.
Drawing of Jennifer (1st picture) and Julia , while testifying during the trial on Monday
Julia also admitted on the stand that William was often Jealous of her son Julian, who was seven at the time, and also murder during the slayings. Julian King was found in an SUV three days later. Who stays with a man that shows jealousy of a seven year old child, that’s the first sign of an mental element.
A Current Picture of William Balfour
This brings me to my question, should Julia hold some responsibility in the killing of her family, If William is found guilty?? It’s hard for me to understand how someone could stay with a man, when her family was against it, because they feared for her. Second of all, he threatens to kill her and her family multiple times. Why wouldn’t a person believe threats of this nature, putting her family in harm’s way, and look at the outcome.
On Tuesday, Jennifer walked out of the courtroom, Before prosecutors projected several photographs of her mother, on the livingroom floor soaked in blood. There was also pictures of her brother shot through the head, while his head still rested on his pillow as he layed in bed.
A picture of Jennifer, With her Fiance David Otunga, and her sister during the trial on Tuesday
The defense is planning to prove that William Balfour wasn’t responsible for the killing. Reports states that the defense have proof that the the gun used in the murders, didn’t belong to William. They are also trying to pen the murders on Jason Hudson, Jennifer’s Brother who was murder at the time, drug dealing past. They will suggest during the killings Jason, was involved in drug deals, in his crime ridden South Side neighborhood, that went bad, and resulted in the killing.
We will have to stay tune for the outcome, I have Jennifer Hudson and her family in my prayers .