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Justice SystemCrime, Law and JusticeJennifer HudsonWilliam Balfour

Oscar and Grammy award winner Jennifer Hudson will watch a painful part of her past play out not on the silver screen, but in a Chicago courtroom.

Jury selection begins for William Balfour, the man accused of brutally murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew back in October 2008.

Prosecutors say Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, shot the three in cold blood after learning she was dating another man.

The tricky part for attorneys will be how her stardom will affect the trial.

Lawyers will pick from a pool of 150 potential jurors.

The judge will start by questioning each potential juror one by one and then attorneys have the challenge of identifying jurors that aren't star struck and can focus on the facts.

Pretty hard when Hudson is expected to attend the trial every day and is on a list of 300 potential witnesses that could be called to testify.

Note to self, if you're going to kill a family don't kill a star's family, especially if you want a fair trial.

Just sayin!

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