‘Dreamgirls’ actress Jennifer Hudson has taken the stand in her own family’s murder trial. The star had taken the stand just on Monday which had been the first day of the murder trial for William Balfour, the man who is being accused of taking the lives of her mother, her brother and also her young seven year old nephew.
According to E! Online, Hudson was accompanied by her longtime fiance David Otuga who was there for moral support. She told the courtroom that she repeatedly warned her sister, Juila, to never marry Balfour.
“I told her over and over again to not marry him. We did not like how he treated her,” she said.
Prosecutors did ask Hudson to tell us about the lat time she was with her family. According to the Academy Award winner her family surprised her at her home a week before the murders.
“It was my mother, my brother, my sister and my dog,” she said. “I was so surprised. The whole family is here. That was the last time I saw them. Thank God I had the opportunity.” Tearfully, she said they spent their time playing the piano.
If convicted, Balfour faces life in prison. He’s pleaded not guilty to the charges. The trial is expected to last about four weeks.