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Suspect In Hudson Murders Denied Parole, Admits He Was "Involved"

November 10, 2008 4:29 PM ET

The main suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew will remain in custody until at least December after his parole was denied. While no charges have been filed against William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, the parole was denied because Balfour frequented "a place where drugs were sold" and missed anger management and substance abuse counseling sessions. Meanwhile, Balfour reportedly told his current girlfriend that he was "involved" in the brutal slayings, but his exact role yet hasn't been revealed. The girlfriend is cooperating with police. If Balfour had not been denied parole, he would have been released from custody today.

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