Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jennifer Hudson Takes the Stand

Opening arguments in the trial of William Balfour began yesterday and Jennifer Hudson was the first witness called to the stand...

The prosecution is asserting that William Balfour killed Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and seven year old nephew in a jealous rage after finding out Jennifer's sister Julia, his estranged wife, was planning to consummate her relationship with her new boyfriend on her birthday.

Jennifer testified that she never liked William, explaining to the court,
"None of us wanted her to marry him."
"I would tell her over and over again not to marry William."
"None of us, not myself, my mother, or my brother, we did not like how he treated her, and I didn't like how he treated my nephew."
Julia Hudson testified that William was even jealous of her son and would tell him, "Get off my wife" whenever he tried to kiss her.

Julia also testified that William threatened their family over 25 times, always promising that she would die last.

 Williams' defense lays the blame on Jennifer and Julia's deceased brother Jason, claiming he was a known drug dealer and that the family was killed in a drug deal gone wrong.