The house of Jennifer Hudson's mother on October 27, 2008

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Family Tragedy
On October 24, 2008, Jennifer's mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were murdered inside her mother's Chicago home. The estranged husband of Jennifer's sister Julia, William Balfour, was indicted for the triple homicide and pleaded not guilty.

Watch Jennifer talk with Oprah publicly for the first time about the loss of her family.