JosÈ M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune
July 24, 2012
Charles Gardner exits the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago following the sentencing of William Balfour. William Balfour, convicted of killing Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced to 3 life sentences. Gardner, 48, testified he caught Balfour in the act of stealing his SUV in November 1998 and jumped onto the luggage rack, touching off a wild police chase through several South Side neighborhoods and down the Dan Ryan Expressway as Balfour tried to shake him off the roof.