According to the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, William Balfour, the estranged brother-in-law of R&B singer Jennifer Hudson has been charged in the deaths of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Balfour, 27, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion. In shocking interviews with E! News & the Chicago Tribune, several sources including Balfour’s mother have slammed the arrest, calling the investigation ‘botched-up’. “They have a botched-up investigation, and they’re trying to pin it on him,” his mother, Michele Balfour, told the Tribune. Balfour reportedly told ABC 7 Chicago news that she is “sick of this.” “My son did not do this. I’m sick of this. They need to focus on somebody else.” “They don’t have nothing.” Balfour’s mother is not the only one who believes that others are involved. The estranged husband’s lawyer, Joshua Kutnick told reporters the arrest has only occurred because Balfour was due to be released Wednesday. “They were under pressure because William is scheduled for a parole hearing tomorrow and if successful he would have been released.” “The police have built this case on what some people may say…I strongly contend that these witnesses that are giving information to the police are not to be believed. They are self-serving statements.” Kutnick heated things up when he made the following controversial statement about Hudson’s family. “The brother was involved in his own nefarious activities that may or may not have caused him to draw not good attention on himself.” “There are several avenues out there of people committing this crime besides William.” The Sun-Times reported that Balfour confessed to the murders. Balfour is expected to attend a bond hearing Wednesday. Sources: AP/E! News/Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Tribune/ABC7 Chicago
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