Jennifer Hudson was called up as the first witness yesterday in the murder trial of William Balfour, the man who was charged with killing her mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew. Balfour was married to Jennifer's sister, but Hudson testified that, "I would tell her (Julia) over and over again not to marry William." She explained that she knew Balfour since they were both in middle school, but the family didn't approve of the relationship. "None of us wanted her to marry him. We did not like how he treated her." 

Balfour faces life in prison if he's convicted.

[via Reuters]