"His lil soul is at ease, I take comfort in knowing that Julian is with my mother and my brother and most of all the Lord, and now he's my angel, he's protecting me ... " she wrote on her MySpace page. "Now because I chose to do what was natural to me and love someone, it cost me my beautiful family, my wonderful beautiful loving supporting mother Darnell, my true blue baby brother Jason, I love u big baby ... and last but never not least, my only son Julian," she added.That someone she loved, 27-year-old William Balfour, was reportedly in a dispute with Julia over a family car and had vowed revenge. But no one could imagine how far he would go to get it.
Julia Hudson arrived Friday morning at Sunrise Bus Co. on payday and discovered her wages had been garnished because of unpaid car payments. Balfour had reportedly taken her car months earlier but promised to make the payments on the vehicle. After seeing her pay stub, Julia Hudson called Balfour to complain about the unpaid bills, sources said. Hours later, her family was dead.
There were signs that Balfour, who is already on probation for an attempted murder conviction back in 1999, had a violent streak. During the marriage, he had been kicked out of the house countless times. Why Balfour, 27, was even a free man is a mystery. According to reports, he was arrested for drug possession back in June which should have landed him behind bars. With all this evidence of her husband's criminal behavior, could Julia have foreseen this tragedy?
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