ABC News just tweeted that William Balfour received three consecutive life sentences today for the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family members. Her estranged brother-in-law, who was married to her sister, was convicted earlier this year for killing her mother, nephew, and brother back in 2008.
Circuit Judge Charles Burns denied all requests for a new trial and handed down the sentence earlier today in Chicago. In cases like this, many believe Illinois should reinstate the death penalty. Thanks to Governor Pat Quinn it was banned back in 2011. While I am on the fence about it, these senseless murders make it hard to understand why it should not be brought back to Illinois.
It is definitely justice for the Oscar Award wInning actress and American Idol contestant. Although this ruling cannot bring her family back, at least she can sleep knowing their killer will never be free again. Balfour will spend the rest of his life in prison.
it’s tragic to think that her fame and fortune had just begun, when he shattered her world in an instance.