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Jennifer Hudson's Mother Found Dead in Double Homicide at Family Home

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyPrincess, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. CowboyPrincess

    CowboyPrincess Priceless

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    Jennifer Hudson's Mother Found Dead in Double Homicide at Family Home

    Friday , October 24, 2008


    A man and woman were found shot to death Friday at the Chicago home of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, police say, and multiple news outlets have reported that one of the victims is Hudson's mother.

    MyFOXChicago is reporting the second body is that of Hudson's brother.

    Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Monique Bond says the deaths appear to be the result of domestic abuse and also issued an Amber Alert.

    Authorities were looking for a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban missing from the area around the home with 7-year-old Julian King inside, Bond said. The child was also possibly a relative of Hudson, she said.

    Calls to Hudson's representative and attorney were not immediately returned.

    The Cook County medical examiner's office says officials were dispatched Friday afternoon to the house.

    Police tape blocks access to the large, white house, where a crowd has gathered outside.

    Public listings show a Jennifer Hudson and Darnell Donerson registered at the address. Hudson grew up in Chicago and her mother's name is Darnell Donerson.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    Click here to read more ont his story from MyFOXChicago.com.
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    I've been following this story on a gossip site and this stuff is pretty sad.

    Her brother was the other person killed and her nephew (sister's son) was kidnapped...and a ransom has been demanded.

    Just sad...
  3. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    Horrible and tragic. I'm in the Chicagoland area, so this is huge news here.

    Here's a bit more up to date article.

  4. MrMom

    MrMom Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE 11:26 PM ET: The suspect, William Balfour, has been taken into custody. Hudson's newphew, 7-year-old Julian King is still missing, according to the FOX station in Chicago. Balfour is refusing to cooperate with cops or supply info.

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