Questionnaires to would-be jurors in Hudson case

April 5, 2012

Associated Press

Potential jurors will start filling out questionnaires that'll help determine if they're fit to sit in judgment of a man accused in the 2008 slayings of celebrity Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

At least 100 people are expected to pick up forms Thursday. Jury selection gets under way in earnest Monday when a judge starts questioning jurors one by one.

Trial testimony is slated to begin April 23.

Defendant William Balfour is the estranged husband of Hudson's sister. Prosecutors allege he shot the family in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was dating another man.

Jennifer Hudson won an Academy Award for best supporting actress in 2007 for her role in Dreamgirls. She won a Grammy for best R&B album the same year of the killings.