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Guilty Verdict in Jennifer Hudson Family Slaying

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Singer Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

A Chicago court yesterday found William Balfour — Jennifer Hudson's "jilted former brother-in-law," as the New York Daily News described him — guilty of killing three members of her family.

She furiously shook her head and bit her lip as a jury delivered justice to William Balfour for the brutal 2008 killings of Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Hudson then bravely looked at her sister Julia, whose son was killed, and smiled — before she buried her head on her fiancé’s shoulder and sobbed.

Several jury members have since told the AP that Hudson's stardom had no bearing on the final verdict.

Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 Getty Images