It was back in 2008 when three of Jennifer Hudson's family members were shot and killed by suspected murderer William Balfour, and nearly four years later the family finally has closure.

Jennifer Hudson was seen wiping tears from her eyes this past week, as she sat in the courtroom and listened to the jury declare William Balfour guilty of murdering her mother, brother and nephew.

It took the jury nearly three days to deliberate and finally come to a consensus that Balfour was indeed guilty, while prosecutors argued that he murdered members of the Hudson family because his marriage to Jennifer's sister was falling apart.

William Balfour will spend the rest of his life behind bars.