Opening statements are set for Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing relatives of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson.
Last week, 18 people were selected to serve on the jury in the murder trial.
The group includes 10 women and eight men, including six alternates. The jury will be sequestered during the trial, Judge Charles Burns has said.
The trial comes more than three years after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed.
William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, is accused of fatally shooting Hudson's mother and brother inside their Chicago home in October 2008. The body of Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found three days later inside an abandoned vehicle.
Balfour, who was Julian's stepfather, has also been charged with one count of home invasion.
The judge has said he expects the trial to last three to four weeks.FULL STORY