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‘Somebody Killed My Mother,’ Cries Jennifer Hudson's Sister In Harrowing 911 Call

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Apr. 30 2012, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

In the midst of the high profile trial of William Balfour for the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family, the 911 call made by the Oscar-winner’s sister that was played in court last week was released on Monday, and has the distressing audio.

During the chilling tape, Julia Hudson can be heard appealing to the dispatcher to get help to the house on Yale Avenue on the South Side of Chicago after she discovered the body of her murdered mother at the family home.

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As previously reported, Balfour faces three counts of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and home invasion in the deaths of Jennifer's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57; brother Jason Hudson, 29; and Julia's son Julian King, 7, in October 2008.

“Somebody killed my mother. Please help me,” cried a clearly distraught Hudson on the recording. “My momma. My momma. Please send an ambulance...  She’s on the floor and bleeding from her head.”

She goes on to tell the operator how she came home from work to find the lifeless body of her 57-year-old mother on the floor, and a bullet hole in the front door.

Julia then realizes that Jason and Julian are missing and sobs, “Where’s my brother at? I don’t know where Julian is or nothing.”

Investigators allege that after shooting Darnell and Jason, Balfour drove off in the family’s SUV with seven-year-old Julian and later shot the boy in the head as he lay behind a front seat.

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Prosecutors had previously tried to block the 911 call from being released to the public because of the sensitive nature of the case, but Cook County Judge Charles Burns ruled that it could be made public because the jury has been warned not to watch or read news reports about the case and there's no evidence Balfour's due process rights would be harmed, reported

Balfour has pleaded not guilty to the triple murder. If convicted of at least two of the murder counts, the 30-year-old, on parole at the time of the killings after serving nearly seven years for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking, would face a mandatory life sentence.



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