After William Balfour was convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson‘s mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and nephew, Julian King, Hudson and her sister, Julia, released a statement to the press.
“We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God, always,” they said in a statement to EOnline. “We are so grateful to prosecutors James McKay, Jennifer Bagby and Veryl
Gambino and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and her team for their
dedication and tireless work from the beginning. We have the best police
department, and they have been with us every step of the way. We thank
all of the State’s witnesses who came forward on our behalf. We have
felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very
They even reached out to the murderer’s family. “We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our
gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of
this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of
the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not
dawn upon them (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday.”
Balfour will face sentencing for three instances of first-degree murder,
aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary, home invasion and
possession of a stolen vehicle.