October 24, 2008
The bodies of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were found in the family's home on Chicago's South Side. Shot to death was Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson. Missing from the home was Julian King, the son of Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson.
Three days later the body of 7-year-old Julian, Hudson's nephew, was found in the back seat of a SUV parked on the West Side. He also had been shot. A .45-caliber gun found near the parked SUV was linked to all of the shooting deaths. The SUV was later confirmed to be that of Hudson's murdered brother, Justin King. A gun was also found in a vacant lot in the same neighborhood as the SUV, police said.
In the wake of her family tragedy, Jennifer Hudson has received a helping hand from a very unlikely source – Donald Trump.
Jennifer and some of her family members have been staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago – and Trump has been picking up the tab.
“They are safe,” Trump told People on Monday night. “She’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well.”
According to E! Online, Hudson has been staying at the hotel since arriving in Chicago on October 24 – the day her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found murdered, and her nephew, Julian King, was found missing.
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Why is Jennifer Hudson not singing at Trump’s Inauguration?
She did sing at Obama’s Inauguration, and I doubt that he ever did anything for her.