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Jennifer Hudson Forgives Brother-In-Law For Mass Murder Of Her Family

Submitted by on September 11, 2012 – 12:00 pm Comments

One cannot even begin to imagine, the absolute grief and sorrow the family members, of a person who has been murdered has to go through. In Jennifer Hudson’s case the grief must have been thrice as much, when her mother, brother and nephew met with a tragic end, at the hands of her estranged brother-in-law. On most people, an incident like this would take such a terrible toll, that it might take for them, a whole lifetime to recover. But the Oscar winner recently revealed that she is now slowly moving toward a place of emotional closure, which is a feat in itself.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey recently, she actually was brave enough and one would say noble enough to mention that, she has forgiven William Balfour for the 2008 shooting deaths of her mother, Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson, and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. It could be argued that, forgiving Balfour could be a means of self-preservation for Jennifer, because if she keeps the anger and the hatred stored in her heart, it would probably destroy her life.

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Therefore the smartest thing to do is cherish the fond memories of the loved ones you have lost, rather than brood over and grieve their loss. It might have also helped that, in May, a jury found Balfour, guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. Then eventually in July, Balfour was given three consecutive life sentences as well as 120 years for other charges, including home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a stolen vehicle.

All of it must have given Jennifer the feeling that she has at last gotten the justice that she and her deceased family members deserve. Hence it isn’t surprising that she has at last found the courage to say “For the most part, it’s not his fault,” while appearing on Oprah’s Next Chapter. She also added that Balfour “never had a chance” because of his tough upbringing. Jennifer is now speaking like a person who has gotten over the pain and the grief to quite an extent and is therefore looking at things pragmatically.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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