It’s been almost
3 4 years since the murders occurred and Balfour still hasn’t faced a judge in the case due to a backlog in Chicago courts.
But that’s all about to change…
Balfour (pictured above in his most recent mugshot), allegedly murdered Hudson’s family in a jealous rage after he found out that Julia was dating another man. He has been charged in the murders and will finally face trail.
A judge began questioning potential jury members on Monday and reportedly Jennifer plans to attend the trial every day and may even testify against the alleged murderer of her family members. At least 150 jurors have been required to submit questionnaires consisting of 66 questions regarding the Hudson case.
Nine of the questions sought to reveal if potential jurors would likely be affected by the celebrity’s involvement in the trial, since having such a high caliber celebrity like Hudson involved in the trial could make jurors ‘starstruck’ with the inability to remain unbiased.
Gerald Uelmen, O.J. Simpson murder trial defense attorney shared thoughts on the matter, stating:
“The risk is that jurors may be watching her rather than testifying witnesses, and they could be influence by how she reacts”.
Uelmen also advised Jennifer Hudson “not to engage in any facial expressions or outbursts. That could be grounds for a mistrial”.
But keeping a poker face when on trial is the murdered of your close family isn’t exactly that easy to do. Particularly when Balfour’s defense attorneys claim the evidence against him is just circumstantial.
Testimony in the murder trial begins April 23. Balfour faces the maximum sentence, prison for life, if the jurors find him guilty.