Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother killed.

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    Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Shot Dead In Chicago: Report

    Still developing.....
    Tragic news for singer and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson reports TMZ.
    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jennifer Hudson's mother was one of two victims shot and killed in Chicago earlier today.
    A neighbor tells TMZ the other victim was Jennifer's brother Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.
    We're told the two bodies were found dead on the scene at 2:44 PM. When the fire department arrived and discovered the bodies, police were brought in and the home was declared a crime scene.
    There is also a report it may be a domestic dispute, as a 7-year-old girl is missing:
    A Chicago police spokeswoman also said a 7-year-old child was reported missing, as is a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate No. X584859, from that location.
    According to public records, the home is owned by Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson's mother.
    Jennifer Hudson is not injured, her bodyguard told the Tribune before referring all questions to a publicist.
    One of the victims was a woman in her 50s who was shot in the head and the other was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
     
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    This is dreadful. Any news on who the 7 year old is? Was she the brother's child?
     
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    I just read that a minute ago on Perez Hilton - home of all hard news. Wow, how do you even grasp something like that happening? Its just outrageously tragic.
     
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    God thats so sad
     
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    Probably. I heard a news report saying that he may have been taken for ransom.
     
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    That beggars belief. Who is going to pay a ransom to a double murderer? Will the Feds get involved given that it is a murder-kidnapping case?
     
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    How appalling!!! :frown1:
     
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    I also read this "The Tribune, quoting police, said the killings may be linked to a domestic disturbance."


    The child has a different last name from Jeniffer's brother, but they say that the child's grandmother was killed, so it's probably her sister's child.
     
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    Wow, my sympathy to Jennifer and her family.

    She was such a sweetheart on American Idol and I loved her in Dreamgirls.
     
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    prayers for all those concerned
     
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    Im so sorry to hear that. Thats so sad.
     
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    And this effects us how ????

    Sorry, but this death is no more tragic than any other. Her daughter just happens to be a millionaire.
     
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    Where did anyone say it was anymore or any less tragic?
     
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    my god tis is sad
     
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    Weather she is famous or not it's still tragic. Same as if it would have happened to any other person.
     
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    i feel so sad about this. i love J Hud. such a sad thing to happen after having won the oscar, your career just starting to take off, being engaged, and having your album released.

    :(
     
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    It's awful but by Monday people will be back to their hateful, selfish existences, no lesson learned.
     
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    More information about this story has emerged. It seems the little boy is called Julian and is the son of Jennifer's sister, Julia. Julia went to work as normal yesterday morning but she has not been seen since - I am unsure if she made it to work. There are concerns about her welfare. Julia was married to the man currently being questioned by the police about the killings (William Balfour). They were apparently having serious marital difficulties in recent weeks. Balfour is a convicted felon who is on parole. He served almost seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle so things are not looking promising for him. Police believe that Balfour took his son from the home after the killings (according to this article). There is no word on where the child might be.

    This is all very worrying.

    I wonder if this happened because Jennifer hit the big time? I am not blaming her but jealousy and greed brings out all kinds of ugly things in people. The more I read about this, the worse things get. :frown1:
     
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    Seems to me that it would have happened regardless of fame. The problem was the sister hooking up with a convicted felon.
     
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