The man, who was a suspect and “person of interest” in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mom, nephew, and brother, was formally charged and subsequently arrested on Monday, according to recent reports. 27-year-old William Balfour was being held in prison for violating his parole right after the October 24th Chicago murders, and now, he has been charged in the shooting deaths of Darnell Donerson, Julian King, and Jason Hudson. He is now being questioned by detectives in the Wentworth area of Chicago, IL.

Since being taken in as a potential suspect in the Hudson family murders, Balfour has maintained a tense relationship with authorities as he refused to take a lie detector test and cooperate with detectives assigned to the case. Balfour’s mother, Michelle Balfour, has stood by her son throughout the investigation while denying that he had anything to do with the deaths. During a hearing in November, Balfour’s girlfriend told authorities that a gun used in the slayings was “identical” to the gun that was recovered. As a result, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board board opted to keep Balfour in custody pending a review board panel hearing on Wednesday (December 3).


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