William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, was sentenced to life in prison. 

Judge Charles Burns declared to Balfour, “You have the heart of an arctic night…Your soul is as barren as dark space.” At sentencing, Balfour gave a brief statement of condolences but also maintained his innocence.

The judge sentenced Balfour to three terms of life in prison plus 120 years on other charges. The state of Illinois does not have the death penalty.

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