Murderer of singer Hudson’s family gets life in prison

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Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los AngelesCHICAGO (Reuters) – An Illinois judge on Tuesday handed down a sentence of life in prison without parole to the man convicted of the 2008 murder of three members of the family of Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson. William Balfour had been convicted in May of breaking into the Hudson family home and fatally shooting Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, her brother Jason Hudson, 29, and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King. Prior to announcing his sentence, Cook County Judge Charles Patrick Burns told Balfour: "You have the heart of an arctic night. …