Request at Hudson murders trial for 911 tape

April 27, 2012

The Associated Press

Proceedings at the trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family have started with media organizations asking for 911 recording played in court by prosecutors earlier this week.
 
In the two-minute recording, the star's sister is heard screaming about finding her mother's body at the family home - yelling "Oh my God!" and "My momma!"
 
Lawyers for The Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago-Sun Times asked Judge Charles Burn on Friday to order the release of the recording on grounds the public has a right to follow trials as they unfold.
 
Prosecutors say logistical obstacles prevent them from promptly releasing such evidence.
 
Burns said he would rule Monday.
 
Testimony entered a fifth day on Friday. William Balfour is accused of slaying Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.