Just one day after her family’s grueling trial came to a close, Jennifer Hudson was spotted having some much needed fun at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois on Saturday afternoon (May 12).
The “Dreamgirls” star attended the theme park and rode roller coasters with her husband, David Otunga, as the two shared smiles and laughs while trying to lighten the mood dampened by the recent courtroom woes.
Finally receiving the justice which they'd waited to occur for over four years, Jennifer Hudson and family were in court as William Balfour was found guilty of first degree murder.
The verdict was read in a Chicago courthouse on Friday afternoon (May 11), with Miss Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, Balfour, being held responsible for the shooting deaths of the singer/actress' three family members in their native Chicago, Illinois in October, 2008.
It's been one week since the murder trial for Jennifer Hudson's three family members got underway and, on Monday (April 30), the judge released the emotional 911 call from the "Dreamgirls" star's sister.
The prosecution originally asked that the gut wrenching call not be made public, however, Judge Charles Burns went against those wishes by allowing the tape to be released in the murder trial against Julia Hudson's estranged husband, William Balfour
Both Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia were excused from a Chicago courtroom on Wednesday (April 25) as a Cook County pathologist gave the shocking details regarding the murder of the singer’s nephew.
The doctor who performed an autopsy on 7-year-old Julian King in 2008 testified in the third day of the murder trial of William Balfour, while Miss Hudson’s fiancé, David Ortuga, stayed inside to take notes.
It's been over three years since three of her family members were murdered and on Monday (April 23), Jennifer Hudson took the witness stand to give an emotional first testimony in the high profile case against William Balfour.
Hudson was the first witness to open the murder case in the Chicago court against her former brother-in-law, who is accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew in 2008.