Monday, October 27, 2008

JENNIFER HUDSON'S 7-YEAR-OLD NEPHEW CONFIRMED DEAD; HUDSON TOO 'DISTRAUGHT' TO ISSUE STATEMENT; FAMILY PLANNING TRIPLE FUNERAL.


Police Supt. Jody Weis says the body found on Chicago's West Side is that of 7-year-old Julian King. The identity of the body also was confirmed this afternoon by the Cook County medical examiner's office. "Tragically, search efforts ended shortly after 7 a.m.," Police Superintendent Jody Weis said at a press conference this afternoon in Chicago. "At this time, we can confirm that the body located inside the vehicle was the body of 7-year-old Julian King. The vehicle was towed and taken in...for forensic processing."
The announcement came shortly after Jennifer Hudson, accompanied by family members, viewed the remains—the second time in three days the Oscar winner has had to make the grim trip to the morgue, having previously identified her slain mother and brother. Chicago police had brought Julian's body to the medical examiner's office about 12:15 p.m., said office spokesman Sean Howard. Hudson and relatives arrived about three hours later. When the group entered a viewing room at the office Hudson held her head down, as if praying, Howard said. The family identified Julian via a video screen mounted on a wall that showed his face, according to Howard. With Hudson were two other aunts of Julian's, an uncle, three other family members, two detectives, Howard and a medical examiner, the spokesman said. When they saw the boy's face on the screen, Hudson told investigators, "Yes, that is him," Howard said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. A police spokeswoman said that Julian was shot multiple times, but Weis said those details were being left to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office to report.
"We're just sad. We're going through this stage where we're just sad and in shock," Hudson's aunt, Dorothy Hudson, told the Associated Press Monday. She and her husband, John, own a Chicago funeral home that plans to handle arrangements for the family. Hudson's representative Christine Tripicchio said that "no statement from Jennifer or the family will be issued at this time, understandably." Earlier, there were reports that one of Hudson's personal assistants named Jay called Fox News shortly after the police discovery of the body and said Hudson was "so distraught she cannot talk."

Neighbors hold vigil for slain victims.


CONTINUE READING THIS STORY AFTER THE JUMP!

FBI agents this morning located the white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban that Julian was believed to have been taken away in after receiving a call at 7:06 a.m. about a suspicious parked vehicle in the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue on Chicago's West Side. A body was discovered in the backseat. "I didn't look in there. I didn't touch it. I knew it was a strange vehicle," area resident John Loudon, whose wife reported the vehicle to police after he saw that its license-plate number matched reports of the SUV police were looking for, told the Chicago Tribune.

"I feel bad about that baby," he added.

He said police showed up in about five minutes after his wife called them. They discovered the child inside. The body was removed and the SUV was towed away for evidence processing.



24 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a tragic story. Why involved children? I hope whoever did this pays dearly. A young innocent life taken away from his family, RIP little fella, hope justice is served. Condolences to the Hudson Family.

nyata Truth of Key West Florida said...

"Do you want fries with that shake?" How much more South side killings can I take? Human life valued less than a Mickey D meal; Witnessing murders at age 8 still gives me chills; Gang violence, drug abuse, my schoolmates gunned down; This little boy's obituary turned my smile into a frown; My broken heart melts, my tears frozen like freeze pops; Human life so devalued and reduced to dirt on a mop; Like J-Hud, born and raised on the South Side of the Chi; Seen so many die beaten and shot to death all I could do is ask why? When will human life become more precious than diamonds and pearls? 'Cause all I see is murder victims-little boys and little girls; Why do the children have to suffer by the hands of a heartless murderer? Seems like life is less valuable than a cheap 99 cent burger. The killing must stop, the children must live and play; Unity is what we need in order to ensure we live to see another day. Life is the reason why we exist in this Universe so wake up; Have faith boys, girls, women and men. In God we must have faith and trust. -Kenyata Truth

Anonymous said...

Per my source (a real source) in Chicago:

Julia knows waaaay more than she is actually letting on. Without giving all the the details, there is gangs, extortion, and a whole slew of other shit involved with this, so Julia's hood ass (God Bless Her Still) is just as guilty. She will live in the prison of the Lord for a long ass time, if they don't lock her behind up too for this ish. This is the reason why nobody heard from her for such a long time. She was hiding. She is a mark. They were looking to kill her ass too. If any of you watched her press conference and knows anything about press conferences, then you know she was talking to someone and not AT someone. She knew her family was dead long before anybody else did, and she knew her son was missing, she reported it. Y'all will hear the details tonight or tomorrow on the news. Poor Jennifer, that poor poor girl. This is a fucking shame. I know way too fucking much, so I'm anonymous, before you even ask why I am.

Miss_Shawty_Dee said...

WOW ... Man this WHOLE situation is just HEARTBREAKING!!! I find my heart going out more for Jennifer than Julia (sorry ya'll, as a Mother, some of her reported actions don't seem right to me...REAL TALK) but Jenn keep your Head Up Girl. F*ucked up this have to happen just as her career was BLOWIN'UP...but she know she has her fans support...for sure...I hope she can really take time to Grieve, and not get RIGHT BACK to work like Kanye did...but you know how the Business is. Hope she doesn't HATE her sister later for bringing that THUGGISH, NO GOOD, NOTHING BUT TROUBLE FROM JUMP, ASS B*TCH in their LIVES to begin with, her sister DEFINITELY has BAD JUDGEMENT--- that caused 3 INNOCENT lives!!!!

Eritrean Beauty said...

:...May their souls rest in heavenly peace!...:: And that shall happen when whomever the killer is dealt with. I believe that this world really is coming to an end...even more so now than ever! I would not know how to deal with this...God forbid! God bless us all and may the good Lord heal your aching hearts (Hudson family)!

Anonymous said...

What kind of a monster kills a 7-year-old child? What a horrific tragedy. And this Ballfour creep-- I cannot understand how men like this always seem to have a bunch of women on a string. The guy was a convicted felon with attempted murder and carjacking on his record. I'll bet he had a long list of juvenile offenses that have been sealed, too. And yet Julia Hudson marries him, and the guy apparently has a pregnant girlfriend too? Don't any of these women have any vestige of self-preservation instinct? Why would any woman give a beastly criminal like that the time of day? I do not understand. Poor little boy, poor Hudson family.

dirtwaterfox1 said...

HEARTBREAKING. This child looks so sweet in his pictures.

MARY said...

This is extremely sad :( I cant believe there are people out there so cold and mean, that they could kill a child. Whoever did this is going to have a heavy heavy guilt feeling. I do not wish any bad to anyone because time and God will unveil the truth. I am very sad, and overwelmend by this case. I dont have words. Just a sad, sad, sad feeling.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer and Family "Look to the hills from which commeth your help, Your help and strength will come from the Lord. I send my sincere condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time in your lives. May God keep you and bless you and NEVER LEAVE you. He promised in his word that he will never put more on you than you can bare. Just hold on to him with all of your strength and might because only he can get you through this. And to the person who did this I pray that GOD has mercy on your soul.

caribsugar said...

I can only weep bitter angry tears at this!! What was the point?? Why? WHY? WHHHYYYYYY????? My God why? This is too much- I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW, I feel like I should sit in the precinct so I can get my bearings! Oh God help Julia, help Jennifer, help the family - these crosses are too too heavy to carry. . . . what a time a mourning!

heather10173 said...

My heart goes out to the Jennifer and the family. This is truly tragic. However it must not be that bad if they can take the time to log into MySpace and update their pages.

MzMaddie said...

HEATHER how could you say such a thing! I'm sure they were updated to inform fans and let everyone know how they are dealing with their loss and to thank everyone for their support! What better way to do that then to use Myspace instead of publicly speaking in front of camaras at their present state. How shallow for you to even go there. She just lost 3 very important people in her life and this is now time for you to be judging her! GROW UP!!

wfhampton said...

Thank you, MzMaddie, for your words of wisdom. And to piggyback on your comments, it is more likely that it is not Jennifer nor her sister who are posting to the MySpace page, it is probably someone writing on behalf of the family. Some people just need to "think outside the box."

LadyTVirgo said...

Why on earth are there people on this blog talking about the "shoulda", "coulda", "wouldas?" A 7 year old boy, his grandmother, and uncle are gone. NOTHING will bring them back. So why is it necessary to criticize someone for her choice in a partner when she is at her lowest point ever? That is beyond disgusting.

We all have made mistakes in life and there are some evil people walking among us who, due to appearances, we "think" are of the most pristine character. Often times that isn't the case, and we find out their true colors too late to do anything about it.

Things like this happen and will continue to happen because we are an individualistic society. We do not look after each other anymore. We no longer act in the best interest of PEOPLE. Until we can adopt that philosphy, tragedies like this will continue to occur.

This is a time for mourning, not finger-pointing. Just wish Julia, Jennifer, and their family the best - the entire nucleus of their immediate family has been destroyed in a matter of days.

NO ONE should have to experience this and none of us have the right to judge this woman about her past - if indeed her past led to this tragedy, then she is suffering enough.

Mama Mona said...

Totally agree with ladyTVirgo, this family needs our prayers and support. But by God's good graces this could have happened to any one of us. This family has suffered so much and no one has the right to judge them. May God give them strenght to face what has to be the most horrible experience that any family should have to. God bless you all, my prayerers are with you.

Anonymous said...

this is so very, very sad for jennifer. please don't be cruel in your comments. this family needs all the love, prayers and support they can get. remember, God says, "vengence is mine, says the Lord." pray for this family. the pain must be horrific.

mndaff2 said...

I am outraged that Jennifer Hudson’s tragedy is on the backburner of today’s news. I believe that the news should report tragedies and aid in all Amber alerts regardless of race. Unlike Christina Applegate’s cancer scare or the elder Paul Newman’s death by natural causes which was played on the news nonstop for days. Even Bernie Mac’s death was barely reported whereas Heath Ledger’s career/life was shown over and over on every channel! It’s with a heavy heart that I believe Jennifer’s story should be public because of the underlining issue of domestic abuse leading to deaths of her mother, brother and nephew as well as minimize news media double standards.

Anonymous said...

You know, I'm a white person and I am sick and tired of hearing how this one is treated better than that one, this story is on the back burner, other stories are publicized. This story is so tragic and good God my heart goes out to this family and that poor lovely child and I cry because I hate hearing stories like this, but I am so frigen tired of people treating all of these stories as black, white, yadda yadda and yadda. Quit it.... When someone is murdered regardless if they're famous people or not, black family, white family, oriental family - it doesn't matter, family is family and when someone in a family is murdered or abducted it's a tragic story.

Eleonora27 said...

mndaff, this story is national news. Indeed, I've even seen it reported -- today -- on overseas news sites. Back burner? I don't know what news media you're looking at, but this story is everywhere.

scarrychick 1 said...

My sincerest sympathies to the Hudson family. William Balfour is a monster and hopefully will never see the light of day again,

Shockolit said...

I really had hopes that this child would be found alive. How can mothers keep letting people like that have access to their kids? We have seen stories like this in black families and white families. It is a low-class way to live, whatever your color. Protect your kids. Watch your relatives, even. We all hurt for this family.

Kendal said...

omg people! this family has just been ripped apart and you are all being SO insensitive! my prayers and thoughts go out to Jennifer Hudson and her sister.

It doesn't matter what race or nationality this child is, it is very sad that such a young boy would have to suffer this way. He was an innocent child and did not deserve this. My condolences to Jennifer and Julia Hudson for the losses they have suffered. May you find peace in knowing they are in God's hands.

Nina said...

This tragedy appears to have been committed by someone the family knows, so it has nothing at all to do with the area in which they live, although today it was announced that Chicago is number one in the U.S. in murders. It was brought up that child killers need to suffer. I believe that ANYONE who kills ANYONE regardless of age, religion or race should never see the outside of a prison ever again. I do understand self-defense, however, and some cases are unique. But outright carnage. Nope, if we can't hang 'em, lock 'em up and ignore the bleeding heart, hug a tree, free to be you and me wimps.

Anonymous said...

This is a sad story and so is the fact that Chicago is the #1 city for murders in the country.
Noone knows why this has happened but all are fast to blame. We have no right to judge anyone that is up to the LORD and trust me whoever committed this horrific act will pay.
I lost my son in February at 25 yrs old...found him dead on the floor. The whole death was suspicious surrounding the two young ladies my son was involved with. But the detectives would not even give me the time of day. They didnt even bother to get a statement from me.
The biggest joke was my son had bruises on his head etc.The fire department was right across the street."Go Figure".The girls were both staying with me at the time and everybody stayed quiet.
Me and my 5 yr old grandson had to deal with this.
I sure hope the CPD helps the Hudson family more than they helped me. My deepest prayers go out to the Hudson family and all who have lost loved ones through violence.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Template Designed by Douglas Bowman - Updated to Beta by: Blogger Team
Modified for 3-Column Layout by Hoctro