Balfour is found guilty of shooting Hudson’s family in a jealous rage and is sentenced to three terms of prison plus 120 years for home evasion and kidnapping. Hudson:
Yes, because I feel like for the most part it’s not his fault. It’s how he was brought up. We tried to offer love, but you were so far gone, that you couldn’t even see that. A lot of things came out, that we didn’t even know about, from his upbringing, which is like he never had a chance. Had you had the love my mother gave us, or the background that some have, then you would’ve stood a chance.
Balfour is arrested for the killings of Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew. He is sent to Illinois state prison for first degree murder.
Hudson learns that her sister’s estranged husband, William Balfour, has murdered her mother, brother, and nephew. Darnell, 57, and Jason, 29, are found fatally shot in the house where Jennifer grew up. After those killings, Julia’s 7-year-old son, Julian, is missing from the home. Julian’s body is discovered in Jason’s white Suburban SUV, which had been abandoned miles from the family home. The boy has been shot in the head. Darnell’s neighbor, Griffin:
He used to say, I’m going to kill Julia and the whole family. But I think he just said it out of anger. In my heart, I don’t believe he would do it because of the love he has for Julia.