William Balfour, the man charged with the murders of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, was formally indicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion on Tuesday. Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister, Julia, was listed as a person of interest early in the investigation and was arrested earlier this month for the triple murder of the Academy Award-winner's family.

The bodies of Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother Jason Hudson, 29, were discovered last October in their Chicago residence. Hudson's 7-year-old nephew Julian King was found three days later in an SUV.

Balfour is being held without bond on a parole violation at Illinois' Stateville Correctional Center.

In related news, Hudson is scheduled to make her first public appearance since the tragic murders. The singer/actress has been tapped to pay tribute to Neil Diamond at February's MusiCares Person of the Year gala.

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