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Lawyers: Hudson in-law angered by wife’s dating

CHICAGO – Prosecutors allege Jennifer Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law killed three family members because he was angry the singer’s sister was dating another man.

A Cook County prosecutor said at a hearing Wednesday that William Balfour came to the family’s home the morning of the Oct. 24 killings and confronted Julia Hudson — his estranged wife and Jennifer Hudson’s older sister.

The prosecutor says Balfour and Julia Hudson left together but Balfour returned to the home, and the bodies of Hudson’s mother and brother were found there later that day.

Prosecutors say Balfour that day admitted to the shootings and asked for an alibi.

The body of Julia Hudson’s 7-year-old son was found in an SUV three days later.

A defense attorney says Balfour insists he’s innocent.

A judge denied bail Wednesday.

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