Even though William Balfour has been convicted, Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia Hudson, his former wife, are reaching out to Balfour’s family.
In a statement released shortly after the jury handed down a guilty verdict, the Hudson’s say “we have all suffered terrible loss.”
“We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family. We have all suffered terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday,” say the Hudsons.
As previously reported, Balfour will face a life sentence for killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008.
In addition to extending prayers to the Balfour family, the Hudson sisters also thank fans and well wishers for their support.
“We have many people to thank but our first thank you is to God, always,” the sisters said in a statement. “We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful.”
Both Jennifer and Julia Hudson testified in the trial, which wrapped late last week.