Although police are investigating the possibility of an accomplice, thus far William Balfour is the only suspect named in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Since that night, Balfour has been in custody on a parole violation. So what might happen at his hearing regarding that violation?
According to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Monday’s court date is but a preliminary one, in which hearing officer Jeanetta Cardine will determine whether or not there’s probable cause to move on to a larger, full-blown hearing at a later date. (It could be days or weeks, board chairman Jorge Montes told MTV News.)
Though it’s been reported that Balfour was being held only on the parole violation concerning his missed anger-management classes, Montes said that they’ll also discuss his missed appointments for substance-abuse counseling and his June arrest for cocaine possession. The process should take an hour to an hour-and-a-half.
“There is a chance, ” Montes said, “if there is no probable cause, that he’ll be let go.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, the police “have developed several pieces of information tying him to the crime scene at the Hudson family South Side home on Oct. 24.” But it’s not enough to charge the guy and arrest him? Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia must be out of their minds thinking this guy could go free on Monday…