Prosecutors rest case in Hudson murder trial

Prosecutors rest case in Hudson murder trial

Jennifer Hudson attends the beneift concert for Hair after party September 20, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Bowers/Getty Images)

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by Associated PRess

KMOV.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM

CHICAGO -- Prosecutors have rested their case against the man accused of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

Prosecutors rested Tuesday after presenting two weeks of evidence against William Balfour, who is Hudson’s former brother-in-law.

Balfour’s attorneys were expected to present a brief case. They have argued that the state’s evidence is circumstantial and they could call witnesses to try support that contention.

The judge has said closing arguments could happen Wednesday. Jurors would then begin deliberations.

Jennifer Hudson has sat through the trial on fourth-row bench, hanging her head during particularly grim testimony. She took the stand last month as prosecutors’ first witness.

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