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*UPDATED* BREAKING NEWS: Jennifer Hudson's Mother & Brother Found Dead In Home

Jennifer and her mother at last year's Academy Awards
UPDATE 7 (11:15p EST): Police sources have confirmed that the suspect William Balfour has been taken into police custody. However, Julian King, Hudson’s 7-year-old nephew who was taken from the murder scene, is still missing. William says he will NOT tell the police where Julian is. William lived in the family home where the murders occurred. After Jennifer's sister Julia reported her car stolen last week and allegedly told people she wanted to leave William, William reportedly was heard saying he wanted to kill her and her family. *Pics of the wanted suspect are below.* This is horrible news breaking right now. This afternoon, firemen were called to the scene of a Chicago residence. Two victims (one male, one female) were discovered on the scene, and it has been confirmed that the house belonged to Jennifer Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson. Then just moments ago, it was confirmed that one of the victims was indeed Jennifer's mother:
Fire officials said two bodies were discovered inside a home belonging to Hudson's mother just before 3:00 this afternoon. The home is located at 7019 South Yale in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. A representative of the family's church, Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist, told reporters that 57-year-old Darnell Hudson was one of the victims.
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This is incredibly sad and horrible news.  Jennifer has learned of the tragedy and is currently on her way back to Chicago from Tampa, FL.  Jennifer is also set to get married within the next year to her fiance David Otunga. Our condolences to Jennifer and her family. R.I.P. UPDATE: News stations are now reporting that Jennifer's mother Darnell Hudson and the other unidentified victim were killed by gunshot.  It is also being reported that Jennifer's nephew Julian, her sister Julia's son, is now being held for ransom. UPDATE 2: Neighbors of Jennifer's mother are now reporting that the unidentified male victim is Jennifer's brother Jason. UPDATE 3: Early reports were incorrect concerning the fire.  There was no fire but the fire department was called.  We have also just learned that Jennifer's sister's car has been stolen and the thief has put out threats to the family.  We're also told police are leaning toward this being a domestic dispute. Jennifer's 7 year old nephew Julian King UPDATE 4: A search is under way for a young boy who is missing from the home. A child, likely Jennifer’s 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, is missing. Police are searching for an SUV (we're told it was Jason's) that was seen in the area--a 1994 white Suburban, Illinois license plate number X584859. A source close to Jennifer's sister tells TheYBF.com that her sister Julia, the mother of the missing child, reported her car stolen about a week ago and put out a restraining order on a particular person. We have also learned that Julia's birthday was yesterday and there were "a lot of things going on". UPDATE 5: Here's some images of William Balfour-- the alleged kidnapper and suspect involved in tonight's murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother.  William is Jennifer's brother in law (married to sister Julia who is also pictured below). William is Julian's stepfather and is currently on parole for a previous attempted murder.  This is horrific. And here are some pics of Jennifer, her mother, sister Julia, and nephew Julian: And some pics of her brother Jason : Jason (left) is pictured above with Jennifer's ex-boyfriend James (right).  Police are urging anyone who has seen the Suburban in question, Julian, or the suspect William to please contact local police immediately.  William could also be driving a teal or green Chrysler Concorde, four-door with temporary tags 332K823. Scene outside of Jennifer's mother's house UPDATE 6: A friend of Jennifer's sister Julia tells TheYBF.com that Julia was never at the scene of the crime today.  She did go to work but no one has heard from her since she reported her son Julian missing several hours ago.  Also, the shots fired at Jennifer's mother's house were reported around 9a this morning, but police did not answer to the scene until around 3p today.  Police say many gun shots are fired in that neighborhood and they thought them to be just random shots. Story developing... More details here.
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MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE HUDSON FAMILY!!!
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My deepest sypathy to there

My deepest sypathy to there family. And may they rest in peace. And i hope that justin is alive and well.
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My heart goes out to the

My heart goes out to the Hudson family and they will be in my prayers. God will help the family through their time of need and right now they need moral support even more so since Jennifers nephews body has been found. I am trully sorry for the loss of her mother, brother and now her nephew. vjw
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MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG

MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG DURING THIS TRYING TIME.
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A boy's body found in vehicle

A boy's body found in vehicle on West Side October 27, 2008 at 8:19 AM | Comments (0) WATCH LIVE VIDEO FROM THE SCENE (WGN-TV) A child's body was found in a vehicle on Chicago's West Side (see map) this morning and police are investigating if it is that of Julian King, the missing nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The Cook County medical examiner's office has sent investigators to the scene in the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue where the boy was found around 8 a.m., an office spokesman said. The child had not been identified. A Chicago police spokesman released no information about the discovery. An Amber Alert was issued Friday after Julian was reported missing after a family member found his grandmother and uncle shot to death inside the family's home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue. Missing from the home was Jennifer Hudson's brother's 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859. Live TV shots showed a white Chevrolet Suburban being investigated parked along Kolin this morning. Dan Blake, Chicago Tribune
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I am gutted, I have been

I am gutted, I have been praying for Jennifer, even though i dont know her and will probably never meet her, I know what its like to loose a mother. I had to identify my mother's body after she passed away before the hospital could release it, its hard people, my mother and two close cousins died three consecutive weekends and I can tell you guys, Jeniffer is going through something really painful.. Lets continue praying for her and strengthening her, and above all, lets buy her album, and support her in EVERYWAY!!!! Shoooo.... this is sooooo hard.
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i'm so sad for Jen, so so

i'm so sad for Jen, so so sad.
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My heart goes out to Hudson

My heart goes out to Hudson family this is sad....
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this sort of crime happens

this sort of crime happens all the time, the man gets mad at the woman who wants him to get the hell out of her life. he knows he's going to not have her, he is jealous, and many times he will be homeless. he feels any support he may have had was squandered and people are just sick of him. therefore; he wants to make the woman pay for not loving him anymore what better way, to kill her mother and her kids and leave her alive. this will not be the first middle or last of these types of stories. it's just unfortunate that it happened to MS Hudson. This is a terror she will re-live probably everyday for months and then occaisionally for years. the hole will never fill in her heart for the loss and the pain of someone doing this is the question on her mind that never be answered. the boy (if he did it) did not do this because they are BLACK, he did it because he was a loser he knew it and people weren't going to put up with it anymore. Happens everyday somewhere to all races of people not just blacks. it had nothing to do with the neighborhood, it had to do with people not seeing any worth in him and he was angry. personally i think they had probably tried to get rid of him for a while but he was like a boomerang, kept coming back, and then mama said that is it i can't take any more and that was when he killed her.
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[quote comment="253645"]Not

[quote comment="253645"]Not to sound insensitive but why is Julia logged into Myspacce and adding people....very strange..... My prayers are definitely going out to the family.......[/quote] I seriously doubt that Julia is doing that. I'm sure someone has hacked into her account - that poor girl, that's if she is even alive - can't even lift a finger right now, much less be on the computer.
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Not to sound insensitive but

Not to sound insensitive but why is Julia logged into Myspacce and adding people....very strange..... My prayers are definitely going out to the family.......
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[quote comment="252628"]My

[quote comment="252628"]My Bad maybe 9th[/quote] Why do you have to be so inconsiderate and worried about your "ranking" during a time like this. NO ONE ELSE DID!!! Oh so simple, let your little ego go and just pray for the Hudsons!
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Also, the shots fired at

Also, the shots fired at Jennifer’s mother’s house were reported around 9a this morning, but police did not answer to the scene until around 3p today. Police say many gun shots are fired in that neighborhood and they thought them to be just random shots. THIS RIGHT HERE IS SOME BULLSHIT!! WHY THE HELL ARE THEY EVEN STILL LIVING IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD?? THIS IS SO HORRIBLE, I WISH THE FAMILY THE BEST...
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Jennifer take heart. we will

Jennifer take heart. we will remember you in our prayers for God's comfort during this horrible ordeal.*sad....
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My entire family is praying

My entire family is praying for Jennifer, who is one of our favorite entertainers, and her family during the loss of her mother and brother. Jennifer, stay strong and remember that God makes no mistakes. He will bring peace into your life. May God bless you!
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okay so i have to go off

okay so i have to go off here! so you mean to tell me that their lives could have been saved had the police come and check things out in the neighborhood when they recieved the call at 9am. normally when there are gunshots someone is being shot or shot at. sometimes people shoot the gun in the air but i think they just didnt want to go in that neighborhood. im praying for the family. thats all you can do is support people by sincere prayers in times like these. hopefully the little boy is found unharmed.
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Jennifer Hudson is a

Jennifer Hudson is a beautiful strong women who will make it through this........... my prays go's out to her and her family....looseing a mother is like loosing a piece of your self..........
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[quote comment="253280"]My

[quote comment="253280"]My condolences go out to Jennifer Hudson and her nephew. With that said, I am appalled at the fact that her sister has been on her myspace page since all of this happened. Her last log in was this morning. 10/25 She has changed her mood to numb since the last time I looked at it earlier. If that was me and my son was missing, I would be out looking for him or trying to get the person who took him, not on myspace adding friends which is what she was doing. That is, unless she knows where he is, or someone else was logging onto her page this morning.[/quote] his the sister emerged since leaving work and all this happening?? there's not telling what's going on but to be sensitive I would say her page is being monitored and changed, if something WEIRD pops up then it's been hacked. I doubt she's sitting at a computer changing her status when her child is missing.
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WTH? NO UPDATE ON THE

WTH? NO UPDATE ON THE CHILD???
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NO update??!![quote

NO update??!![quote comment="253260"][quote comment="253225"][quote comment="253212"]that nfortunate..but why do family or friends get everyone innocently caught up in there drama. I had a friend whom had a crazyass ex fiance and he beat her into a coma. An then tried too burn her moms house down.An this negro was a x-con that was recently paroled for domestic violence and arson charges.I am just wonderig why people bring the drama too there loved ones in abusive situation.Cause it never works out for the family it just ends tragicly. Rest in peace Ms.Hudson and Jason Hudson and rest in peace too my Texas A&M student- Tynesha Stewart whom passed away last spring in Houston 2007. Yall can read her story by googling I hate this happened today has been a sad day in the news for celebrities and in local news here in Houston has been a day of so many deaths all before the workday even ended.[/quote] HOUSTON — A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then dismembered and burned her body on a patio grill, authorities said Saturday. Investigators say Timothy Wayne Shepherd, 27, confessed Wednesday to strangling Tynesha Stewart because he was angry she had begun a new relationship. Shepherd, who is charged with murder, is being held on $250,000 bond. WTF?? That's horrible...seems like a redundant story dealing with younger girls. These men needs to move on...you still won't have her if she's dead.[/quote] I see this story is from March 07... I just researched the story and this is truly horrific, this dude was seriously off his damn rocket. This is why we as women have to be sooo very careful who we fall in Love with, one of my 1st questions to any of the men I have ever dated was " under any circumstance would you ever hit a woman " If he answers "yes" regardless of his reason for hitting a woman, it's a WRAP. I grew up in a family where I seen my cousins beat on their girlfriends and I will not tolerate abuse at all. PLEASE LADIES BE CAREFUL ... PRAYERS FOR JENNIFER AND JULIA FAMILY.[/quote] Yeah i looked it up..the man JUST got sentenced 2 weeks ago ...he got 99 years and a $10k fine
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[quote comment="253326"]OMG.

[quote comment="253326"]OMG. ladies, we have all heard this story before about men who do crazy things to prove their manhood. how someone can claim to love you one second then turn around and bring u unbearable pain is scary. may u all be safe, may God be with you at all times. pls remember, not all men are evil, not all black ppl are capable of such actions and do remember to keep the hudson fanily in your prayers[/quote] that's very on point. All you've just said there, its right on the mark.
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Damn. thats awful. im not

Damn. thats awful. im not gonna comment on whatever has been said other than im sorry for her loss. i hope ur hubby can support her though this. this is soooooo sad :(
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OMG. ladies, we have all

OMG. ladies, we have all heard this story before about men who do crazy things to prove their manhood. how someone can claim to love you one second then turn around and bring u unbearable pain is scary. may u all be safe, may God be with you at all times. pls remember, not all men are evil, not all black ppl are capable of such actions and do remember to keep the hudson fanily in your prayers
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October 25, 2008. CHICAGO

October 25, 2008. CHICAGO (AP)--(snippet) Balfour's mother, Michelle, said her son had been married to Hudson's sister, Julia, for several years, but they were separated. She also said Donerson (Jennifer's mom) had ordered him to move out of the family's home last winter.
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[quote

[quote comment="253297"][quote comment="253292"][quote comment="253285"][quote comment="252821"]SO the killing the whole family is gonna ensure you'll c ur son?? HUH makes No sense he is truly evil[/quote] I NEVER understand the mind set of people who kill their ex/spouse or other family members for custody reasons. It makes no sense... 1. Your only going to end up in prison and will probably be seeing even less of your child. 2. If you really loved your child you wouldn't take the life of someone so close to them. 3. Your child will probably resent/ hate you for the rest of their life. (you can't kill someones family and expect them to still love you, and want to be around you.) *(I realize this is not entirely the case w/ Jennifer Hudson's families deaths.)* My condolences to her and the rest of her family...so tragic.[/quote] Julian is the suspect's stepson[/quote] I know. That's why I said I realize this isn't the case with Jennifer's family. I was just speaking in general about the first comment.[/quote] My apologies, I didn't read that part. :wink:
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[quote

[quote comment="253292"][quote comment="253285"][quote comment="252821"]SO the killing the whole family is gonna ensure you'll c ur son?? HUH makes No sense he is truly evil[/quote] I NEVER understand the mind set of people who kill their ex/spouse or other family members for custody reasons. It makes no sense... 1. Your only going to end up in prison and will probably be seeing even less of your child. 2. If you really loved your child you wouldn't take the life of someone so close to them. 3. Your child will probably resent/ hate you for the rest of their life. (you can't kill someones family and expect them to still love you, and want to be around you.) *(I realize this is not entirely the case w/ Jennifer Hudson's families deaths.)* My condolences to her and the rest of her family...so tragic.[/quote] Julian is the suspect's stepson[/quote] I know. That's why I said I realize this isn't the case with Jennifer's family. I was just speaking in general about the first comment.
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I hate to say it but I live

I hate to say it but I live not too far from where this all happened, and police do not respond to much here in Chicago... There have been two times that I have called 911 and there was no police response. I always believed that the police were REQUIRED to respond to 911 calls but now it seems that they pick and choose. Seems the mayor here along with is police chief need to go packing..
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[quote comment="252901"]this

[quote comment="252901"]this has nothing to do with jenny moving her family out of the hood, it has every thing to do with her low self esteem sister marrying and bring a convicted convict on porole for attemped murder into her's and her families lives and now this is the outcome,they don't have a mother or brother anymore and could possibly not have a son and nephew anymore,yes i am pissed the hell off,b/c this is senseless,no i don't know them personally but everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who is with a no good ex con or who is still a menance to society and won't get these perisites out of their lives until something like this happens, just look at the last blog about lyfe jennings hell if the cops wasn't called or thankfully she wasn't at the location where he thought she was this could have been his wifes outcome,black women wake up you are not this desperate to have a man that you would take any old trash off the street,and if there is any question that i am blaming jenny's sister let me clear it up for you YES I AM,B/C SHE BROUGHT THIS THUGGISH NIGGA INTO HER FAMILIES LIFE,HELL LEARN HOW TO BE BY YOURSELF SOMETIMES AND WAIT ON GOD TO SEND YOU A MAN,AND NOT YOU JUST PICKING AND OLD SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING PRETENDING TO BE A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote] I read your post last night but was too tired and upset to respond. But you are sooooo right. I am so sick and tired of women in general being so desperate for a man that they take the first piece of trash they see. I am so mad at her sister and she IS at fault for all of this. This man just destroyed a family in the blink of an eye. She is to blame for bringing this sick minded already had a violent criminal record having bastard. I just pray he hasn't harmed that child and he is found.
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[quote

[quote comment="253285"][quote comment="252821"]SO the killing the whole family is gonna ensure you'll c ur son?? HUH makes No sense he is truly evil[/quote] I NEVER understand the mind set of people who kill their ex/spouse or other family members for custody reasons. It makes no sense... 1. Your only going to end up in prison and will probably be seeing even less of your child. 2. If you really loved your child you wouldn't take the life of someone so close to them. 3. Your child will probably resent/ hate you for the rest of their life. (you can't kill someones family and expect them to still love you, and want to be around you.) *(I realize this is not entirely the case w/ Jennifer Hudson's families deaths.)* My condolences to her and the rest of her family...so tragic.[/quote] Julian is the suspect's stepson
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Her mother was shot in the

Her mother was shot in the head, however her brother was shot in the torso. It is so far as we know, entirely possible that if the police had actually bothered to show up he could have been saved. Furthermore, if they had bothered to respond to a 911 (!!??!!!) call, the boy might not be missing right now. This is complete and total bullshit. I understand there is a lot of crime going on in the hood, but if it's to the point where the police don't even bother responding to gunshots, we might as well be in a war zone. If gunshots were just happening all the time, why did someone in the neighborhood feel the need to call 911? Disgusting.
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My condolences go out to

My condolences go out to Jennifer Hudson and her nephew. With that said, I am appalled at the fact that her sister has been on her myspace page since all of this happened. Her last log in was this morning. 10/25 She has changed her mood to numb since the last time I looked at it earlier. If that was me and my son was missing, I would be out looking for him or trying to get the person who took him, not on myspace adding friends which is what she was doing. That is, unless she knows where he is, or someone else was logging onto her page this morning.
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prayers for you and fam jen

prayers for you and fam jen jen
European Girl's picture

This is so sad. Still...I am

This is so sad. Still...I am thinking...what was gin on in her sister's head?!! This guy had a previous murder charge (even attempted) and u allowed him to be around your child and family? I just don't know. I hope Julian is found alive and well. I am sure he will be traumatized by this incident...poor baby.
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[quote

[quote comment="253225"][quote comment="253212"]that nfortunate..but why do family or friends get everyone innocently caught up in there drama. I had a friend whom had a crazyass ex fiance and he beat her into a coma. An then tried too burn her moms house down.An this negro was a x-con that was recently paroled for domestic violence and arson charges.I am just wonderig why people bring the drama too there loved ones in abusive situation.Cause it never works out for the family it just ends tragicly. Rest in peace Ms.Hudson and Jason Hudson and rest in peace too my Texas A&M student- Tynesha Stewart whom passed away last spring in Houston 2007. Yall can read her story by googling I hate this happened today has been a sad day in the news for celebrities and in local news here in Houston has been a day of so many deaths all before the workday even ended.[/quote] HOUSTON — A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student was killed by her ex-boyfriend, who then dismembered and burned her body on a patio grill, authorities said Saturday. Investigators say Timothy Wayne Shepherd, 27, confessed Wednesday to strangling Tynesha Stewart because he was angry she had begun a new relationship. Shepherd, who is charged with murder, is being held on $250,000 bond. WTF?? That's horrible...seems like a redundant story dealing with younger girls. These men needs to move on...you still won't have her if she's dead.[/quote] I see this story is from March 07... I just researched the story and this is truly horrific, this dude was seriously off his damn rocket. This is why we as women have to be sooo very careful who we fall in Love with, one of my 1st questions to any of the men I have ever dated was " under any circumstance would you ever hit a woman " If he answers "yes" regardless of his reason for hitting a woman, it's a WRAP. I grew up in a family where I seen my cousins beat on their girlfriends and I will not tolerate abuse at all. PLEASE LADIES BE CAREFUL ... PRAYERS FOR JENNIFER AND JULIA FAMILY.
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some of u are very silly. The

some of u are very silly. The fact is that jennifer lost her family members all u hve to do is pay ur respects instead of talking bout hw rich nd famous she is nd should hve moved away from the ghetto... who says pple dnt get shot in rich areas too...??? the guy prob had it all planned out nd woulda killed dem regardless of where they lived... anyways i read that Jennifer's mother did not want to move..since she has lived dere all her life blablabla plus their church was close to the house nd ish.... yll know hw some grown folks are once they are connected to something its difficult for them to live it... im pretty sure Jen suggested they moved..but her momma said no.. they were jus being humble i guess..but dats not the point..the point is dat a callous person murdered 2 members of her family in one day! nd she doesn't know whether her nephew is dead or alive....my prayer goes out to her nd the rest of the Hudson family....R.I.P
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My condolences to the Hudson

My condolences to the Hudson family.. UPDATE 11:26 PM ET: The suspect, William Balfour, has been taken into custody. Hudson's nephew, 7-year-old Julian King is still missing, according to WFLD-Chicago. Balfour is refusing to cooperate with cops or supply info.
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my thoughts and prayers go

my thoughts and prayers go out to jennifer and family what a senseless tragedy money makes folks do crazy things such a sad story
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ENGLEWOOD AND BROWNSVILLE BK

ENGLEWOOD AND BROWNSVILLE BK ARE THE WORST AREAS OM THE PLANET SO SAD
Md's picture

[quote comment="252821"]SO

[quote comment="252821"]SO the killing the whole family is gonna ensure you'll c ur son?? HUH makes No sense he is truly evil[/quote] I NEVER understand the mind set of people who kill their ex/spouse or other family members for custody reasons. It makes no sense... 1. Your only going to end up in prison and will probably be seeing even less of your child. 2. If you really loved your child you wouldn't take the life of someone so close to them. 3. Your child will probably resent/ hate you for the rest of their life. (you can't kill someones family and expect them to still love you, and want to be around you.) *(I realize this is not entirely the case w/ Jennifer Hudson's families deaths.)* My condolences to her and the rest of her family...so tragic.
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ondolences go out to

ondolences go out to Jennifer, may the good lord comfort her and be with her in this time of need
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I Pray God to Be with

I Pray God to Be with Jennifer Hudson & her Family. These will be Hard Times for her to get Through for the Lord to keep her strong. The Sister & newphew to be fine. Amen!
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[quote

[quote comment="253240"][quote comment="253215"][quote comment="253185"]SHAMe He needs to cooperate 2 SAve the LIL Boy at least... J_HUD sister needs to intervene and beg him to bring her son back... Its true who said it if this was Paris, or Britney's family it would b all over.. Shame I feel really bad. Her family was innocent. Why were they still living in that bad ass ghetto neighborhood. I mean I live in the hood too, but I aint got no rich famous singer for a sister...[/quote] You have to understand that there was a time when buying/owning a house for your family in the black community was highly looked upon it wasn't something that happened very often. I am assuming her mother has lived in this house most if not all of Jennifer's life it is very hard for some people to part with what they have worked very hard for in their lives. Regardless of the fact that Jennifer has money and fame her mother probably takes pride in the fact that she has her own stability and just wants her daughter to pursue her own dreams. I am sure Jennifer took good care of her family and we should not judge why they chose to live where they live. The question is why do these types of things continue to happen in our neighborhoods to suggest that there will never be peace in the hood and if you can get out you should is wrong we need to educate and change the culture in our neighborhoods a black block can be safe and that's what we need to get out because every child deserves the right to feel safe and secure in their own home not just the children that live in the suburbs.[/quote] I understand what you both are saying. Once you get to a certain amount of success, you need to move. I don't care if she lived in a great neighborhood. You still are a sitting target for stupid criminals. There are neighborhoods in the Chicagoland that has Majority black people that are safe but Englewood is not one of them. It is possibly one of the worst neighborhoods in the world. I'm sure Iraq hears less gun shots. My condolences goes out to Jennifer Hudson and her family. I do hope that her nephew is found alive.[/quote] I understand what you all are saying, but in this case, would it have made a difference? Perhaps, the police would have come running sooner, but the suspect was married to the sister and lived in the same home as the Jen's mother and brother. I recently read a Sister 2 Sister article in which Jen said her family doesn't care about all the fame, fortune, glitz, and glamour. They like to remain normal. This case is not about neighborhoods, but the psycho Julia married.
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[quote

[quote comment="253215"][quote comment="253185"]SHAMe He needs to cooperate 2 SAve the LIL Boy at least... J_HUD sister needs to intervene and beg him to bring her son back... Its true who said it if this was Paris, or Britney's family it would b all over.. Shame I feel really bad. Her family was innocent. Why were they still living in that bad ass ghetto neighborhood. I mean I live in the hood too, but I aint got no rich famous singer for a sister...[/quote] You have to understand that there was a time when buying/owning a house for your family in the black community was highly looked upon it wasn't something that happened very often. I am assuming her mother has lived in this house most if not all of Jennifer's life it is very hard for some people to part with what they have worked very hard for in their lives. Regardless of the fact that Jennifer has money and fame her mother probably takes pride in the fact that she has her own stability and just wants her daughter to pursue her own dreams. I am sure Jennifer took good care of her family and we should not judge why they chose to live where they live. The question is why do these types of things continue to happen in our neighborhoods to suggest that there will never be peace in the hood and if you can get out you should is wrong we need to educate and change the culture in our neighborhoods a black block can be safe and that's what we need to get out because every child deserves the right to feel safe and secure in their own home not just the children that live in the suburbs.[/quote] I understand what you both are saying. Once you get to a certain amount of success, you need to move. I don't care if she lived in a great neighborhood. You still are a sitting target for stupid criminals. There are neighborhoods in the Chicagoland that has Majority black people that are safe but Englewood is not one of them. It is possibly one of the worst neighborhoods in the world. I'm sure Iraq hears less gun shots. My condolences goes out to Jennifer Hudson and her family. I do hope that her nephew is found alive.
MrStyle's picture

This is a tragedy!! My

This is a tragedy!! My prayers go out to Jennifer and her family. And I am saying a special prayer for the safe return of the child. For those of you who are upset because it took the police so long to respond, that is business as usual in Englewood, I grew up there. Gunfire is an EVERY DAY and ALL NIGHT occurance in that area. You can't hardly get an AMBULANCE to come to that neighborhood! People usually don't even report gunfire, they know the police aren't going to come because it is so frequent in that neighborhood. I am so glad that when I got the opportunity I got myself and my family out of that HELL and never looked back.
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OKAY YAWL THIS IS HOW YOU

OKAY YAWL THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW WORDS DON'T MEAN ANYTHING...BECAUSE ON THE SUSPECTS PAGE HE EXPLAINS HOW PROUD HE IS OF JENNIFER AND HE WISHES HER THE BEST...HOWEVER NOW HE PROBABLY JUST MADE HER EXPERIENCE THE WORST...TALK IS B.S. JUST LIKE MY GRANDPARENTS TOLD ME..... LIKE I SAID PLEASE RETURN THE CHILD!!!!!!!!!!!
pinkgirly's picture

This is very sad and my

This is very sad and my prayers go out to Jennifer and her family...I pray the child is okay... And to who ever has him, RETURN HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!That child has nothing to do with anything!!!!!!!!!
pinkgirly's picture

People can be so harsh - some

People can be so harsh - some of these comments are so not nice right now. Judge NOT and YOU should not be Judge. This girl has just found out she has lost her mother and brother. Her nephew is missing, don't know if he is dead or alive. Instead of judging her sister and trying to figure out what happen or why Jennifer didn't move her family out the hood, keep her and her family in prayer, especially her sister, because God knows what she is dealing with and this can cause anyone to lose their dag on mind. This is very sad and unfortunate situation - I just pray that God will be with them during this difficult time and help them through this process. It could have been worse, it could have been the whole immediate family, but thank God he spared their lives.....they have work to do, it situation is so much bigger than them and hopefully God will guide and direct their foot-steps moving forward.
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[quote comment="253060"][quote comment="252926"]Jennifer Hud problably don't care, she irrogarant. Us black people are iggogrant also, we all niggas. Black chicks hate black and whites who are successful.[/quote] you are so petty. you are going to use her name and then post this garbage. being that this is the internet i dont know who or what you are, but you know you are just trying to stir the pot. stop it. you are not doing anything. and it probably isnt making you feel good either. get off the internet. and open up a book.[/quote] *hugs you* nice diss without cursing, very nice.
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[quote comment="253223"][quote comment="253219"][quote comment="252901"]this has nothing to do with jenny moving her family out of the hood, it has every thing to do with her low self esteem sister marrying and bring a convicted convict on porole for attemped murder into her's and her families lives and now this is the outcome,they don't have a mother or brother anymore and could possibly not have a son and nephew anymore,yes i am pissed the hell off,b/c this is senseless,no i don't know them personally but everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who is with a no good ex con or who is still a menance to society and won't get these perisites out of their lives until something like this happens, just look at the last blog about lyfe jennings hell if the cops wasn't called or thankfully she wasn't at the location where he thought she was this could have been his wifes outcome,black women wake up you are not this desperate to have a man that you would take any old trash off the street,and if there is any question that i am blaming jenny's sister let me clear it up for you YES I AM,B/C SHE BROUGHT THIS THUGGISH NIGGA INTO HER FAMILIES LIFE,HELL LEARN HOW TO BE BY YOURSELF SOMETIMES AND WAIT ON GOD TO SEND YOU A MAN,AND NOT YOU JUST PICKING AND OLD SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING PRETENDING TO BE A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]Tell the truth and shame the DEVIL!!![/quote] Preach[/quote] I can certainly understand everyone's frustsration. But, the fact of the matter is that these types of crimes are not always committed by thugs. Men who seem to be professional and have it all together are also perpetrators of domestic violence. They go to their corporate jobs and come home and physically, mentally, and sexually abuse their significant others in private. I would argue that they are thugs too, though they don't fit the typical sterotype. Now, based on what has been reported about the background of this guy, some red flags should have definitely gone up. In reality, none of us knows the whole story, and we never will. But God does. Therefore, our responsibility is to keep praying for everyone involved; not to play the blame game.
Let'sNotB2HastyNOurCondemdation's picture

im glad they caught that

im glad they caught that cunt..
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