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Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial: Witness testifies about a 'panicked' call from William Balfour

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William Balfour and Jennifer Hudson
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(CBS/WBBM) CHICAGO - A friend of William Balfour, the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family members, told jurors Monday that he received a panicked phone call from Balfour on the day of the murders.

Balfour has pleaded not guilty to gunning down 29-year-old Jason Hudson, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson and 7-year-old Julian King on Oct. 24, 2008.

According to CBS Chicago, Quincy Brown, who is a convicted felon currently serving time in federal prison, said he got a call from Balfour on the day of the murders and that he seemed to be in a "panic." He said he was asked to get Balfour's car and move it to the West Side.

Brown also testified that he saw Balfour with the murder weapon during a card game only days before Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed, CBS Chicago reports. Prosecutors have said Balfour used a gun he allegedly stole from Jason Hudson.

According to CBS Chicago, Brown said he had heard Balfour threaten to kill members of the Hudson family on at least two occasions.

Late Monday afternoon, prosecutors also played the video recording of Balfour's interview with police, the station reports.

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  • Crimesider Staff

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