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Defense Attorneys Want To Talk To Jennifer Hudson

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Feb 10, 2012 10:10PM

Jennifer Hudson. Credit: Anton Oparin /
Attorneys for William Balfour—the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew—are seeking access to Hudson's cell phone records, and Hudson might be a witness in the upcoming trial. Balfour's attorneys want to subpoena the records, but it may be too late to do so.

The Tribune writes:

Assistant Public Defender Amy Thompson said Hudson indicated to police that she had exchanged text messages and calls with her mother shortly before the slayings. Thompson said her team has been unable to obtain the records because prosecutors won't turn over Hudson's account information. She also said defense attorneys want to have "a face-to-face conversation" with Hudson about the case before trial.
Defense attorneys are trying to get Balfour's arrest thrown out, arguing that police didn't have probable cause.

Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, and her brother Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death at their Englewood home on Oct. 24, 2008. Three days later, the body of 7-year-old Julian King, son of Julia Hudson, was found in Jason's stolen SUV.

Balfour will appear in court again on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The trial is set to start in April, with testimony starting around April 23.