A neighborhood handy man has testified in court that he helped Jennifer Hudson's brother cook and sell crack cocaine out of the Hudson family home...
William Balfour is on trial for murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7 year old nephew in a jealous rage after being dumped by his ex-wife, Jennifer Hudson's older sister Julia.
The defense is pointing the finger at Jennifer's deceased brother Jason, painting him as a drug dealer and characterizing the killings as a possible drug deal gone wrong.
Two people, including Julia Hudson and Jennifer Hudson's former boyfriend, have already testified that Jason sold drugs out of the Yale street home and now a third person has come forward with even more damning testimony.
From The Chicago Tribune
Reginald Jones used to perform odd jobs for the Hudson family at their Englewood neighborhood home, fixing cars, running errands, even walking the family dog, But under questioning Tuesday by attorneys for William Balfour, the 55-year-old handyman and former Hudson neighbor admitted he used much of the money he earned to buy cocaine from the singer's brother and feed a daily habit.
Jones also told jurors he would occasionally help with the drug sales, manning the front door to greet customers seeking $10 bags of crack from Jason Hudson, who had been shot in the leg in a home invasion in Michigan a few years earlier and couldn't get around well.
He testified he once helped cook powder cocaine into about 2 1/2 ounces of crack in the Hudson family's kitchen.