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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)
Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 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.

Guilty Verdict in Jennifer Hudson Family Slaying