Jennifer Hudson family murder

FILE - In this July 11, 2012 photo, singer Jennifer Hudson is seen on stage during her performance at the Taste of Chicago. On Tuesday, July 24, 2012, William Balfour, the man convicted in the slayings of Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, is scheduled to be in court in Chicago where his attorneys are expected to ask the judge to grant Balfour a new trial. If that request is denied, Judge Charles Burns could immediately sentence Balfour.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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The man convicted of gunning down the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was sentenced to life in prison July 24.

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