Celebrity Justice, Law and order, Tragedy, Violence

“William Balfour Found Guilty”

William Balfour, the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, was found guilty after only 3 days of deliberation.

While jurors were split 9-3 on a verdict just hours before it was announced, they said afterward that deliberations were cordial and some of them simply wanted more information before deciding on a conviction.

Balfour was convicted of first degree murder, home invasion and residential burglary.

William is convicted of killing Hudson’s family in a jealous rage after finding out his wife, Jennifer’s sister Julia Hudson, was seeing another man. I don’t hardly believe that!! I believe William Balfour is guilty of maybe being involved in the murders but he definitely didn’t act alone.

Balfour is facing life in prison.

Celebrity Justice, Crime, Dearly Departed, Murder, Violence

Hudson Family Murder Trial Is Under Way

It’s been four years since the brutal murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew allegedly gunned down by Jennifer’s then brother-in-law William Balfour.

Balfour who was married to Jennifer’s sister Julia at the time, supposedly went into a jealous rage after he saw a gift of balloons from her new boyfriend at their house on her birthday. Julia witnessed Balfour lingering outside of their home the day of brutal murders and prosecutor’s believe, he went back inside the three-story house around 9 a.m. and used a .45-caliber handgun to kill Hudson’s mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson in the living room, and then shot her 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, twice in the head as he lay in bed.

He allegedly drove off in Jason Hudson’s SUV with Julia Hudson’s son, Julian King, inside. Authorities say he shot the boy nicknamed Juice Box in the head as he lay behind a front seat. His body was found in the abandoned vehicle miles away after a three-day search.

This is the prosecutor’s theory of Balfour’s murder motive but I believe it was about more than a jealous rage over some birthday balloons. I think drugs and money are at the root of why Jennifer Hudson’s family was murdered in such a vile and brutal fashion.

Jennifer Hudson is on a list of witnesses set to testify, so let’s stay tuned as the chilling details from this trial emerge.

Celebrity Justice, Law and order, What he said

Spike Lee Visits Wesley Snipes In Prison

Spike Lee recently visited His friend Wesley Snipes at the McKean Federal Correctional Institute in West Hell, Pennsylvania.

Lee took to his twitter page to announce that he spent two hours with his pal who played pivotal roles in his movies, “Jungle Fever” and “Mo Better Blues”.

Spike Lee reported that “Wes is preparing for his comeback”.

Wesley Snipes is currently serving 3 years in prison for tax evasion and is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2013.

Celebrity Justice, Controversy, Dearly Departed, Scandal, Speculation

Funeral Home Knows Who Took Photo of Whitney Houston in Casket

Funeral home owner Carolyn Whigham says she knows who took the photo of singer Whitney Houston that was displayed on the cover of the National Enquirer. Whingham, who has known the Houston family for decades, held a press conference yesterday in Newark, NJ, to clear her name.

“I want to clear my name and my funeral home,” said Whigham, who said she had received dozens of threatening emails and was also spit on following “false and unsubstantiated rumors.”

The photo showed Houston wearing a purple dress and resting in an open casket. It ran under the headline “Whitney: The Last Photo!” The issues captions declared Whitney was buried in $500,000 worth of her favorite jewels. The gossip rag sold out quickly, and some say the photo may have earned the photographer a quick $500K.

Whigham (pictured left) was the flamboyant figure at Whitney’s opulent funeral, wearing a gold jacket and white pants, in the live video feed from New Hope Baptist Church on Feb. 18.

She said the funeral home’s investigation revealed that the picture was taken on Feb. 17, a day before the homegoing services. Whigham said a security detail from Nippy Inc., the singer’s management company, was with the singer’s body around the clock while it was at Whigham.

Wingham is considering taking legal action.