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Hudson leaves court over grisly photos

Hudson leaves court over grisly photos

CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson left a Chicago courtroom Wednesday as autopsy photos of her slain 7-year-old nephew's body were shown.
Hudson testifies against ex-brother-in-law

Hudson testifies against ex-brother-in-law

CHICAGO, April 23 (UPI) -- Jennifer Hudson was the first witness called Monday at the Chicago trial of her former brother-in-law, who is accused of killing three members of her family.
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Jury seated for Hudson kin slay trial

Jury seated for Hudson kin slay trial

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- A jury was completed Tuesday for the Chicago trial of William Balfour, charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family.
Jury selection for Hudson trial begins

Jury selection for Hudson trial begins

CHICAGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Jury selection for the man accused of killing three of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson's family members begins Monday in Chicago, officials said.
Alleged Hudson kin killer's ex may testify

Alleged Hudson kin killer's ex may testify

CHICAGO, March 13 (UPI) -- Chicago prosecutors say they want to call as a material witness the ex-girlfriend of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.
Jennifer Hudson on witness list for family slay trial

Jennifer Hudson on witness list for family slay trial

CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Singer Jennifer Hudson is on the prosecution's witness list for the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew, records show.
Judge denies defense motion in Hudson slay case

Judge denies defense motion in Hudson slay case

CHICAGO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Chicago judge has denied a defense motion to toss out the arrest of William Balfour, who is charged with killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.
Lawyer in slayings wants to meet Jennifer Hudson

Lawyer in slayings wants to meet Jennifer Hudson

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Lawyers representing a Chicago man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew say they want to meet with the film star in person.
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Hudson family murder trial set for April start

Hudson family murder trial set for April start

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A judge has set an April start date for the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in Chicago in 2008.
Hudson kin slay suspect pleads not guilty

Hudson kin slay suspect pleads not guilty

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family, has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago court.
Balfour indicted for Hudson slayings

Balfour indicted for Hudson slayings

CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- William Balfour was formally indicted Tuesday for the slayings of three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago.

Gift blamed for triggering Hudson killings

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A birthday gift made homicide suspect William Balfour so jealous he killed three family members of actress Jennifer Hudson in Chicago, prosecutors allege.

Alleged killer had violent background

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago authorities allege the man charged with killing three members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family came from a violent background.
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William Douglas Balfour (August 2, 1851 – August 19, 1896) was speaker of the Legislature of Ontario in 1895-1896 and served as Liberal MLA for Essex South from 1882 to 1896.

He was born in Forfar, Scotland in 1851, the son of David Balfour and Janet Douglas, and came to St. Catharines, Upper Canada with his family in 1857. He studied at the Grantham Academy and went on to teach school in Grantham and Louth townships. In 1872, with Robert Matheson, he became the owner of the St. Catharines News. Balfour moved to Amherstburg in 1874 and became owner of the Amherstburg Echo with John Allan Auld. He married Josephine Brodhead that same year. Balfour served as reeve for Amherstburg from 1878 to 1882. He ran unsuccessfully in the provincial riding of Essex South in 1879 but was later elected in that riding in an 1882 by-election after Lewis Wigle was elected to the federal parliament.

In 1884, Balfour reported that he had been offered a bribe to withdraw his support from the government of Oliver Mowat. During his time in office, he opposed provincial toll-roads and supported the vote for women and the admission of women to the practice of law. Balfour also introduced a bill in 1884 which authorized Delos Rogest Davis, the son of a former slave, to practice law in Ontario.

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