Hudson Family, Balfour Trial Jury Selection Complete; Plus Idol Performance

Jury selection has wrapped up for the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of murdering the family of Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson.

A total of eighteen were selected, including alternates, after intense questioning.

According to CBS Chicago, members of the jury include a school teacher, former bank teller and someone who previously sat on a murder trial jury.

Sources say Balfour was present during the nine hour process as over 50 potential jurors went through questioning.

Balfour is accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in October of 2008.

The trial is now set to begin April 23.

In related news, Jennifer Hudson returned to the American Idol stage Thursday night. Performing “Think Like A Man,’ the title track from Screen Gems’ forthcoming movie, she was joined by singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. The “Think Like A Man” soundtrack featuring Hudson, John Legend, Marcus Canty, Rick Ross and more is in stores now.