OSCAR-WINNING actress Jennifer Hudson has been devastated by the shooting murders of her mother and brother and the kidnap of her young nephew.
The bodies of Darnell Donnerson, 57, and her son, Jason Hudson, 29, were found at the Donnerson family home in Chicago yesterday.
William Balfour, 27, - the boyfriend of Hudson's sister Julia - was arrested after a manhunt lasting hours. But he was refusing to co-operate with police, or reveal the whereabouts of seven-year-old Julian King, the son of Julia Hudson, who vanished at the time of the killings.
Balfour pleaded guilty in 1999 to attempted murder and vehicular hijacking and was convicted in a 1998 case of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Neighbours said they heard gunshots at the large white home in the morning but it wasn't until late afternoon that Julia Hudson discovered the bodies - Ms Donnerson in the living room and Mr Hudson in the bedroom. There was no sign of forced entry.
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