Jury Selection Begins In Hudson Family, Balfour Trial

Jury selection for William Balfour’s murder trial begins today in Chicago.

Balfour is accused of murdering family of Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson in October of 2008.

Balfour attended his final pre-trial hearing Monday, requesting a hair cut. Judge Charles P. Burns granted his request signing an order for a jail haircut. He also confirmed the fact that Balfour will be allowed to change clothes, out of his jail uniform, for proceedings.

Opening statements are expected to begin April 23. Jennifer Hudson and her sister, Balfour’s estranged wife, Julia Hudson, may testify.

In related news, Jennifer Hudson was spotted today (April 5) making her rounds in New York City. The Grammy winner rocked a long trench coat and high heeled boots as she headed off for business. See photos below…

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