Hudson Family Killer Handed Three Life Sentences
William Balfour will spend the rest of his life in jail for the triple murder..
The man [uuid=52ab5f99-7c8b-49d9-90c9-2afdc380e51b]Jennifer Hudson's family has been handed three consecutive life sentences.
Back on 11th May, William Balfour was convicted for the murders of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King, as well as home invasion and residential burglary.
According to TMZ, the judge sentencing the 31-year old at a court in Chicago, told Balfour: "Your soul is as barren as dark space."
Before learning his fate, it is thought Balfour requested a new trail - but the judge denied him that privilege.
Hudson - who shot to fame after appearing on American Idol - was apparently present in court to hear the sentencing.
Balfour slaughtered Jennifer's family members back in October 2008 after splitting with the Dream Girls star's sister Julia.
Allegations claim Balfour felt jealousy towards Julia, and is said to have committed the triple murder after finding out she had received a gift from a new boyfriend.
Hudson previously stated that she was "relieved" after Balfour was found guilty of the killings, with state attorney Anita Alvarez saying at the time: "I spoke with Jennifer and Julia Hudson after the verdict just a few minutes ago.
"They are both very pleased and very appreciative of the cooperation that we have provided for them. They are relieved, and we hope that this verdict gives them some sense of justice."