Jennifer Hudson Family Killer Gets Three Life Sentences

Posted Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:19 PM GMT

Facing the ultimate consequences for his gruesome actions, William Balfour will be spending the rest of his days behind bars.

The former brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences after having been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder back in May of this year.

Miss Hudson was present in the courtroom as the judge dealt the three life sentences along with another 120 years to Balfour, who fatally shot the "American Idol" alum's mom, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, as well as her young nephew, Julian King.

During the course of the sentencing, Judge Charles Burns turned down the defendant's plea for a new trial while scoldingly telling Balfour, “Your soul is as barren as dark space.”

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