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Police Have Confirmed The Murder Weapon in Hudson’s Family Murders

Posted on: November 3, 2008

As of Friday Chicago police confirmed that the .45-caliber found in a vacant lot, was the firearm used in the murders of Jennifer Hudson‘s mother, brother and nephew.

The weapon has been positively identified through forensic examination as the weapon that was used in the homicides,” said police Superintendent Jody Weis, according to the Associated Press.

The gun was discovered in the same neighborhood where the body of Hudson’s nephew, Julian King was found. The bodies of Hudson’s mother Darnell Donerson and her brother Jason Hudson were discovered in the family’s home last Friday.

There has not been any charges made yet in the killings, however 27-year-old William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia, is in custody on a parole violation and Police have also made him a “person of interest.”

The Hudson family held a public memorial Sunday at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Neither Jennifer or Julia attended.

The family will hold a private funeral services for Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew this afternoon at Apostolic Church of God on Chicago’s South Side.

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