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William Balfour, convicted killer of Jennifer Hudson's relatives, returns to court to possibly be sentenced

William Balfour was convicted of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family AP/Cook County Sheriff's Department/Getty Images

(CBS/AP) CHICAGO- William Balfour, the man convicted in the 2008 shooting deaths of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, is scheduled to return to court and ask for a new trial Tuesday.

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Balfour's attorneys are expected to ask the judge to grant Balfour a new trial at a hearing Tuesday. If that request is denied, Judge Charles Burns may sentence Balfour, who was convicted of first degree murder in May. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Balfour was married to Hudson's sister, Julia. During the trial, prosecutors argued that he shot his wife's relatives in a jealous rage because she was dating another man.

Complete coverage of the Hudson family murders on Crimesider

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