Jennifer with her beloved nephew Julian

Hudson's Tributes

29 Oct 2008

Jennifer's devastated sister pays tribute to her murdered family

JENNIFER HUDSON's sister JULIA has paid tribute to her murdered son in an emotional posting on her MySpace page.

Just a day after a body found in an abandoned SUV in Chicago, Illinois was identified as her seven-year-old son Julian King, Julia Hudson has spoken out about his death and the murders of her mother Darnell and brother Jason at the family's home in the city on Friday.

Her message also appears to refer to her estranged husband William Balfour, who is currently being quizzed by cops over the slayings.

The posting reads, "Because I chose to do what was natural to me and love someone, it cost me my beautiful family, my wonderful beautiful loving supporting mother Darnell, my true blue baby brother Jason, I love u big baby .. and last but never not least my only son Julian... his lil soul is at ease, I take comfort in knowing that Julian is with my mother and my brother and most of all the lord and now he's my angel he's protecting."

Meanwhile, Chicago's medical examiner revealed on Tuesday that Julian King died from multiple gun shot wounds, following an autopsy on his body. No information about the time of death has been released - and police have yet to charge anyone with his murder and the slayings of his uncle and grandmother.