Hudson Murder Suspect Won't Take Polygraph

Published November 3, 2008

Posted Nov. 1, 2008- Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law and main suspect in her family's murder case is telling police that they can forget about him taking a lie-detector test.

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According to The Associated Press, the moment that investigators asked William Balfour to take a polygraph examination, he "stopped cooperating" with detectives. 
 
The 27-year-old suspect, who says he had nothing to do with the murders, has not been charged.  However, Balfour is still being held due to parole violation. According to the Department of Corrections' Web site, Balfour is on parole after several years behind bars for attempted murder, vehicular hijacking, as well as possessing a stolen vehicle.  Records even show that he was detained by police in June for possessing cocaine, which police found in his car after stopping him for high speed driving.
 
Meanwhile, Chicago Police have recovered a gun that they believe was the one used in the shooting deaths.  According to the Chicago Sun-Times, technicians from the Illinois State Police Crime Lab will test the gun they found in a vacant lot around the corner from where Jennifer Hudson’s nephew was found dead in an SUV, against shell casings recovered at the crime scenes.
 
A private memorial service for Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew will be held at Chicago's Apostolic Church of God on Monday morning, the family confirmed Friday.
 
The service will be open to invited guest only. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the newly created Hudson-King Domestic Violence Protection Fund, named in honor of the tragedy's three victims, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old Jason Hudson and 7-year-old Julian King.  The non-profit organization's intent is to provide care — from clothing and food to counseling — for families who have lost loved ones to violent crime.
 
Since arriving in Chicago last Friday, Hudson has been holed up in a downtown Chicago hotel with loved ones and friends as she prepares to bury three family members.
 
"She is still in shock," a source tells E! News. "She hasn't gone out much at all and has a lot of security around her."

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