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Murderer of singer Hudson's family gets life in prison

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Tuesday handed down a life prison sentence to the man convicted of the 2008 murder of three members of the family of Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Tuesday handed down a life prison sentence to the man convicted of the 2008 murder of three members of the family of Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.

William Balfour had been convicted in May of breaking into the Hudson family home and fatally shooting Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King.

(Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Writing by Dan Burns; Editing by Jackie Frank)