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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Actress Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Slain

Police have arrested William Balfour, actress Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law, following the deaths of her mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson, some time Thursday or Friday. Their bodies were found Friday in Mrs. Donerson's home. Mr. Balfour, who is on parole, is a suspect in the murders but has not been charged. At the same time, an Amber alert has been issued for little Julian King, Ms. Hudson's nephew, who has not been seen since the murders. Ms. Hudson is currently starring in the film The Secret Life of Bees. Read more here in an MSNBC.com story, and here in a Chicago Tribune story.

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