The trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother, and her 7-year-old nephew began today in Chicago. William Balfour stands accused of killing Hudson's family in 2008. He is the former husband of Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson. In Jennifer's testimony she said:
"None of us wanted her to marry him," Hudson said of the defendant William Balfour. "We did not like how he treated her… I tried to keep my distance from William."
She broke down during testimony and was asked about her relationship with her mom. She said that she slept with her mom till she was 16 and she also broke down when the prosecutor handed her a photo of her mother.
Jennifer went on to describe how she never ever liked William and kept her distance from him. She also added that she knew something was wrong when her mother didn't text her at 9:00 a.m. like she normally did.
After her 50 minute testimony, Jennfier sat in the gallery along with her fiance David Otunga and a body guard. She has said she will be there everyday of the trial.