Jennifer Hudson Family Murder
October 24, 2008 was a horrible day. Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, in the middle of recording an album and fresh off the high of an Oscar nomination for Dreamgirls, woke up to find her mother and brother had been killed and her young nephew was missing. Three days later, her nephew was found, shot to death in an abandoned SUV. All the evidence pointed to Hudson’s former brother-in-law, William Balfour who ultimately got three life sentences plus 120 years in prison. It would be months before Hudson would re-emerge into the public, which she finally did, triumphantly so when she sang the national anthem at the 2009 Superbowl.