Jennifer Hudson is "relieved" and "pleased" after the man accused of murdering her mother, brother and nephew was found guilty.
William Balfour, 31, was convicted of fatally shooting Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her seven-year-old nephew Julian King in 2008 by an Illinois jury on Friday (11May12) after two days of deliberation.
As the verdict was read out in court, Oscar winner Hudson broke down in tears and had to be comforted by her fiance, David Otunga. Her sister Julia was also present for the verdict.
Now the pair has released a statement through attorney Anita Alvarez, who reveals the devastated sisters are glad Balfour has been brought to justice.
Alvarez told reporters after the verdict, "I spoke with Jennifer and Julia Hudson after the verdict... they are both very pleased and very appreciative of the co-operation that we have provided for them. They are relieved and we hope that this verdict gives them some sense of justice."