Jennifer Hudson Can’t Bare During Grisly TestimonyThursday, April 26, 2012 7:53 AM
Both Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia were excused from a Chicago courtroom on Wednesday (April 25) as a Cook County pathologist gave the shocking details regarding the murder of the singer’s nephew.
The doctor who performed an autopsy on 7-year-old Julian King in 2008 testified in the third day of the murder trial of William Balfour, while Miss Hudson’s fiancé, David Ortuga, stayed inside to take notes.
In 2008, the son of the 30-year-old performer’s sister was found dead in an SUV with a gunshot wound to the head just three days after the bodies of her mother and brother were discovered in a South Side home.
Balfour was once married to Julia and is on trial for the slayings, which he allegedly committed through an act of jealousy over a suspected affair with his ex-wife and another man.
During Wednesday's court actions, the images shown were too gruesome, even for the alleged killer, who had to look away.
When the pathologist left the stand, Jennifer and Julia reentered the courtroom.