Friends of Jennifer Hudson’s family were interviewed this week by WENN to shed light on the type of neighborhood that surrounded the house where her late mother, brother and nephew resided.
Darnell Donerson, 57, and Jason Hudson, 29, were found shot to death inside of the house on Oct. 24. The body of Jennifer’s 7-year-old nephew was discovered three days later in an abandoned SUV several blocks away on Chicago’s South Side. The boy had also been shot.
“Jennifer knew all about the violence,” family friend Sharita Dickey says. “She was able to get out, and wanted to take her mama with her, but Darnell said no.”
Jennifer Hudson & her late mother Darnell Donnerson
Hudson’s second cousin, Reverend Krista Alston, adds, “Jennifer is hurting and asking why this happened. She’s asking why she didn’t do more to persuade Darnell to move away. It was Darnell’s decision to stay here in Chicago. This was her home and her family were here.”
Police continue to interview person of interest William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister Julia.