It looked like William Balfour might be released today due to a lack of evidence that he violated conditions of his parole.

However, this "person of interest" in the murder investigation of three members of Jennifer Hudson‘s family is staying behind bars, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board ruled today.

Police say the same handgun used in the murders of Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Jennifer’s 7-year-old nephew Julian King was found about a block from the abandoned white Chevy SUV that belonged to Jason Hudson.

It was parked close to Balfour’s girlfriend’s home and contained the body of Julian King.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the parole board cited Balfour’s current girlfriend’s report that she has seen him with a weapon identical to the gun used in the slayings. She also said that he told her he was involved in the murders. And police say Balfour has admitted to being at the house on the day of the murders.

Balfour has been questioned but not charged in connection with the killings.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead