Monday, November 3, 2008

Jennifer Hudson suspect should have been in jail the day of murders

Jennifer Hudson suspect should have been in jail the day of murders
The SuperficialOctober 29, 2008

Wiliam Balfour, the prime suspect in the murders of actress/singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew, should have been in jail the day of the killings. He was stopped by police with crack in his car back in June which was a violation of his parole from a 1999 conviction for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking. He was instead allowed to go free, according to the AP: On June 19, police pulled over Balfour's car after hearing gunshots in the area, according to the officers' report. They found a rock of cocaine in plain view on the driver's seat, the report stated. It had a street value of about $100.
A parole supervisor declined to issue a warrant to revoke Balfour's parole after the arrest, records show.
However, a felony arrest usually is sufficient reason for corrections officials to revoke parole, said Thomas Peters, a Chicago criminal defense attorney who represents parolees. Even better, when a warrant was issued on Saturday for William's arrest they already had grounds for revoking his parole without even counting his suspected involvement in the murders: The Illinois Department of Corrections issued a warrant for Balfour on Saturday for violating terms of his parole by possessing a weapon and failing to attend anger management counseling and a substance abuse program, according to his parole report. While this is all Monday morning quarterbacking about a piss-poor parole system that goes on in every city, it's still the kind of scary shit that makes you think "Maybe I don't need groceries today" then hide under your bed eating old Saltines. On that note, NOM NOM NOM. Hey, I found the The Geekologie Writer's mom. How long have you been under here? Cracker?

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