Jennifer and Julia Hudson release statement after Balfour conviction
Chicago, Ill., USA

Jennifer and Julia Hudson have released a statement following the conviction of William Balfour earlier today.

A Chicago jury convicted Balfour of murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

"We have felt the love and support from people all over the world and we’re very grateful," the statement reads. "It is our prayer that the Lord will forgive Mr. Balfour of these heinous acts and bring his heart into repentance someday."

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Photo: Jennifer Hudson, Jan. 10, 2012 (+The Associated Press /Charles Sykes)
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