Life term handed to Jennifer Hudson family's killer

  • A man who killed the mother, brother and nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has been sentenced to life in prison.

    A Chicago judge handed three life sentences to William Balfour, who was convicted of murder in May.

    The Oscar-winning actress was present at the hearing.

    During the trial, prosecutors argued that Balfour had shot dead the three members of her family after his estranged wife, Hudson's sister Julia, refused to reconcile with him.

    He was given a life sentence as the state of Illinois does not allow the death penalty.