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Body Of Hudson's Nephew Found On West Side (Update)
CBS2Chicago ^ | 10/27/2008 | CBS

Posted on 10/27/2008 4:33:53 PM PDT by BossLady

7-Year-Old Had Been Missing From Home Where Jennifer Hudson's Mother, Brother Were Found Murdered

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Chicago police confirmed Monday that the body of a young boy found inside a white sport-utility vehicle on the city's West Side is the nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson. The child had been shot in the the head, authorities said.

Hudson's nephew, Julian King, 7, had been missing from the South Side home where the bodies of Hudson's mother and brother were found murdered on Friday. An Amber Alert for Julian was canceled late Monday morning.

The discovery is the latest in a series of tragedies to befall Hudson and her family over the past four days. Jennifer Hudson and other members of the family were at the medical examiner's office Monday afternoon and identified the body.

The SUV was found at 1313 S. Kolin Ave. in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The body of an African-American boy who looked to be about 7 was found in the back seat, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police discovered the SUV just after 7 a.m. Monday morning. Responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, police looked inside the vehicle and found a body.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; hudson; jenniferhudson; obamanation
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Prayers for Ms. Hudson's nephew, mom and brother.... So tragic.......
1 posted on 10/27/2008 4:33:56 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: BossLady

It is just hard to fathom murdering a little boy. Horrible.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 4:35:50 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: BossLady

Prayer bump.


3 posted on 10/27/2008 4:35:59 PM PDT by Twinkie (Democratic Party = Communist Party)
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To: BossLady

Sad sad. Who shoots a child in the head? This is just terrible for that family. Mother, son and grandson.


4 posted on 10/27/2008 4:36:17 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: BossLady

Prayers.


5 posted on 10/27/2008 4:37:02 PM PDT by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: BossLady

Prayers and condolences for Jennifer Hudson and her family.


6 posted on 10/27/2008 4:37:07 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: BossLady

We have a society that coddles the criminal, and absolutely insults the memory of the victims. Until we get serious with perps that do things like this, we will suffer this violence.

Perps should be arrested, tried, and executed in eighteen months to two years. Put it on televison in prime time, and let it look as gruesome as possible.


7 posted on 10/27/2008 4:38:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: BossLady

I pray that Jesus will help the family of Jennifer Hudson. The story is so sad.


8 posted on 10/27/2008 4:38:44 PM PDT by GinaLolaB (=^..^=)
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To: BossLady

It’s like someone was in debt to the mod and didn’t pay up or something. Very sad.


9 posted on 10/27/2008 4:39:26 PM PDT by Grig
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To: BossLady

Poor kid... Why kill him? The monsters already spilled the blood in that family.


10 posted on 10/27/2008 4:39:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: BossLady

Anyone heard if any of the neighbors who said they heard gunshots between 8 and 9 AM called the cops to report it?


11 posted on 10/27/2008 4:39:47 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: BossLady
It is impossible to imagine the evil that does this, yet its real.

God rest his soul he had just begun...

12 posted on 10/27/2008 4:40:46 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: BossLady

Dear God, help this family. And please bring them the monster who did this!
Amen


13 posted on 10/27/2008 4:40:48 PM PDT by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: BossLady
This is just a horrific crime from beginning to end. One can't imagine the grief that Jennifer Hudson and her sister are feeling.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.

14 posted on 10/27/2008 4:42:32 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: mewzilla

The report I heard said that neighbors reported hearing gunshots between 8 and 9AM but didn’t call police because it wasn’t out of the ordinary in that neighborhood. How sad.


15 posted on 10/27/2008 4:48:42 PM PDT by ninergold3 (By Election Day I'll Be An Anorexic/Alcoholic. . .Stress Sucks!)
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To: mewzilla
I did not read that anyone in the neighborhood reported the gunfire but check out the chronology of the van's discovery:

Police discovered the SUV just after 7 a.m. Monday morning. Responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, police looked inside the vehicle and found a body.

Lynette Louden said she first noticed the SUV parked on the street Saturday morning and saw it was still there Sunday.

The family first suspected it could be the vehicle police were looking for when John Louden was walking his dog. He said the dog howled at the SUV, which was unusual, and convinced him to take a closer look at it.

16 posted on 10/27/2008 4:49:00 PM PDT by rabidralph (Yeah, she's all that.)
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Perp Info -

"William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia, has been in police custody since Friday. He was transferred Sunday to the Illinois Department of Corrections "based on his active parole violation unrelated to this investigation."

17 posted on 10/27/2008 4:49:15 PM PDT by BossLady (Obama Says: I want to give $$$$ to freeloaders .....from the Americans who did not vote for me!!!)
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To: Grig
Nope. The AP is re;posrting that it's domestic related and they have the estranged stepfather, William Balfour in custody. He has been since Friday. He's a real gem. Corrections records show Balfour spent nearly seven years in prison for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking and possessing a stolen vehicle.

Singer's 7-year-old nephew found dead in SUV

18 posted on 10/27/2008 4:49:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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William Balfour

19 posted on 10/27/2008 4:50:53 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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To: ninergold3
The report I heard said that neighbors reported hearing gunshots between 8 and 9AM but didn’t call police because it wasn’t out of the ordinary in that neighborhood. How sad.

Hope they can live with themselves.

20 posted on 10/27/2008 4:51:21 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: BossLady

Just think.....this is the city that the lord Obama spent twenty years and over $110 Million making into his Utopia, now he wants to bring this to all of America. Sweet.........


21 posted on 10/27/2008 4:53:36 PM PDT by TruthSlayer
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To: BossLady

This is so, so sad.

I feared this would be how this turned out.

Many prayers for Jennifer and her family in their time of mourning.


22 posted on 10/27/2008 4:54:02 PM PDT by PowerPro (McCain/Palin FTW)
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To: BossLady

If he’s the perp, I’d like to see him get justice quickly. This situation where everyone who knew the victim has been dead for ten years by the time justice is served, is not justice.


23 posted on 10/27/2008 4:55:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: BossLady

This is so tragic. It’s horrible that two adults were murdered here. Why take your rage out on a little child? There must be a special place in hell for anyone who would do such a thing to a beautiful child like this. I shutter to think what this little guy went through on the last day of his precious life.


24 posted on 10/27/2008 4:55:25 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: DoughtyOne
If he’s the perp, I’d like to see him get justice quickly.

Given it's Chicago, they'll likely have a pity party for the perp instead.

25 posted on 10/27/2008 4:57:03 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: BossLady

This family’s grief is unimaginable.

How can someone murder a child like this?


26 posted on 10/27/2008 4:59:39 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mewzilla

Well one thing’s for sure. The regional universities have requested copies of his resume by now.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 5:00:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: DoughtyOne
“Found On West Side (Update), DoughtyOne wrote:
We have a society that coddles the criminal, and absolutely insults the memory of the victims. Until we get serious with perps that do things like this, we will suffer this violence.

Perps should be arrested, tried, and executed in eighteen months to two years. Put it on televison in prime time, and let it look as gruesome as possible.”

Good point. Just like they make a hero out of a terrorist and allow him to teach at the University of Chicago and treat him as if he has anything reasonable to say.

28 posted on 10/27/2008 5:03:07 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: TruthSlayer

The police are too busy protecting the Obamas, Ayers, Farrakhans and Jacksons to give a crap about anything else.

I am almost stunned that so few freepers are commenting about this great bastion of political sanity called Chicago.

Why have I heard nothing about this corrupt place?

How can the ONE get another pass?


29 posted on 10/27/2008 5:06:14 PM PDT by alisasny (Support McCain/ Palin right now and forget about the Obama Mess!)
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To: BossLady

So sad. Prayers to the family of this young boy.


30 posted on 10/27/2008 5:07:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: SE Mom

It makes me nauseous to fathom what this child went through before this creep ended his life..... He must have seen and/or heard what happened to his grandmother and uncle.


31 posted on 10/27/2008 5:09:44 PM PDT by BossLady (Obama Says: I want to give $$$$ to freeloaders .....from the Americans who did not vote for me!!!)
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To: BossLady

Prayers all around. Whomever did this is one sick puppy. May he reap his just reward one day. In the meantime...rest in peace to the victims and peace and comfort to the families.


32 posted on 10/27/2008 5:10:27 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: mewzilla
Given it's Chicago, they'll likely have a pity party for the perp instead.

normally, i'd agree with you on this... however, because it's Jennifer Hudson's family, i think the sympathy flies out of the window...

33 posted on 10/27/2008 5:10:55 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: FR_addict

You won’t get any argument from me.

Ayers admits to being a terrorist. He admits to having killed people. Tell me, what University wouldn’t be proud to have this guy. /s And yet, they seem to be.

How may professions would allow this? How many people would still frequent their services, or their children to those concerns to be educated?

It truly boggles the mind. Our tax dollars pay this son of a bitch’s salary.


34 posted on 10/27/2008 5:11:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: BossLady

Black-on-black crime?

Obama’s neighborhood. Sad.


35 posted on 10/27/2008 5:14:27 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (America - Love it or Leave it)
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To: BossLady

Black-on-black crime?

Obama’s neighborhood. Sad.


36 posted on 10/27/2008 5:14:36 PM PDT by Ben Reyes (America - Love it or Leave it)
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To: DoughtyOne
Perps Criminals/subhuman filth should be duly-arrested, summarily-tried, and summarily-executed in eighteen months to two years 24-36 hrs.

Put it on television in the 8-10pm prime time slot, and let it look as gruesome as possible. Yep; works for me, DO.

There; fixed it, Sir.

37 posted on 10/27/2008 5:27:53 PM PDT by gourmand
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To: BossLady

Prayers. Too sad to fathom.


38 posted on 10/27/2008 5:33:59 PM PDT by 444Flyer (HELP SAVE MARRIAGE!!! Vote YES on Prop 8, amend the Calif. State Constitution this November.)
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To: gourmand

I share your sentiments, but we both realize how this would be abused. There has to be a reasoned due process. Still, there are instances where you’d have to hold me back from approving...


39 posted on 10/27/2008 5:38:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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To: BossLady

Amen.


40 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:31 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (We can win the economic meltdown debate: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2115485/posts)
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To: BossLady

Her sister brings prison trash into the family and this is what happens. Prayers for all involved. This is the saddest thing I’ve read in years.


41 posted on 10/27/2008 6:00:21 PM PDT by mabelkitty (If Bush was an illegitimate President, Obama is the ILLEGAL candidate by Acorn and citizenship)
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To: allmost

The nephew obviously knew who committed the murder and kidnapped him and would have been the only witness.


42 posted on 10/27/2008 6:01:26 PM PDT by mabelkitty (If Bush was an illegitimate President, Obama is the ILLEGAL candidate by Acorn and citizenship)
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To: rabidralph

You’ll notice the tips started coming in only after there was a $100,000 reward offered.


43 posted on 10/27/2008 6:02:30 PM PDT by mabelkitty (If Bush was an illegitimate President, Obama is the ILLEGAL candidate by Acorn and citizenship)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Only the Chicago police can describe an attempted genocide as “domestic related”. Yeah, and this type of criminal coddling, “Kind and Just Parent” garbage Obama wants to bring to the country. I’m betting this guy was in juvie his entire life.
Scum.


44 posted on 10/27/2008 6:04:18 PM PDT by mabelkitty (If Bush was an illegitimate President, Obama is the ILLEGAL candidate by Acorn and citizenship)
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To: mabelkitty

I don’t want to and quite frankly cannot speculate. I don’t know what kind of monster it takes to kill an innocent child like that.


45 posted on 10/27/2008 6:08:03 PM PDT by allmost
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To: BossLady

What a horrible tragedy. All of it. I love Ms. Hudson and have been enchanted by her Cinderella success. Prayers and condolences to her and her remaining family.


46 posted on 10/27/2008 6:08:29 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: mabelkitty
Balfour hasn't been charged yet. They're holding him on parole violations or something.

My daughter read that this started over a dispute about a car. Balfour sold the little boys Mom's car without permission. The article said neighbor's said they'd been arguing for 2 weeks. It also said the little guy was shot multiple times. I hope they roast Balfour.

47 posted on 10/27/2008 6:21:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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To: mewzilla

You know the whole “don’t snitch” ethic in the hood these days.......


48 posted on 10/27/2008 6:22:57 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.)
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To: alisasny

Chicago’s always had a reputation for violence.

When Capone and Moran were shooting it out on the streets throughout the 20’s, even New York boss Lucky Luciano refused to go there.

Charlie Lucky said “Chicago is a godd*mn crazy place.”


49 posted on 10/27/2008 6:26:04 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I can understand being afraid, but there are ways to make a report without leaving your ID.


50 posted on 10/27/2008 6:26:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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