Court documents recently leaked by Star magazine suggest that Oscar winning actress and Grammy award winning singer Jennifer Hudson (30) may have to testify against William Balfour, who has been charged and held in prison for the horrific October 2008 murders of Jennifer’s mother, Darnell Donerson (57) and the star’s 29-year-old brother, Jason, in their family home in Chicago. The body of her seven-year-old nephew was found nearby three days later.
Balfour is Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law. He pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and home invasion. Now his defense attorneys hope that shocking new evidence related to fingerprint tests will prove his innocence when it likely goes to trial in February next year.
Balfour’s public defender, Amy Thompson, also revealed,
“There have been reports of new witnesses,” but she could not divulge details.