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In this Sept. 27, 2011 file photo, singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson speaks in Chicago. On Monday, April 9, 2012, a judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest at the Chicago trial of William Balfour, the man accused of murdering Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in 2008. Testimony begins April 23. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

This undated file photo provided April 6, 2012 by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows William Balfour who is charged in the murders of the mother, brother and nephew of Oscar winner and singer Jennifer Hudson. On Monday, April 9, 2012, A judge will question potential jurors as jury selection begins in earnest in Balfour's Chicago trial. Testimony begins April 23. (AP Photo/Cook County Sheriff's Department, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — A full jury and six alternates have been selected at the trial of a man accused of killing three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family.

The last four panelists were chosen Tuesday, the second day of one-by-one questioning of would-be jurors. Fourteen were picked Monday.

Those who will sit in the jury box when testimony begins April 23 include a junior high school teacher and an unemployed bank teller who lives three blocks from court.

Some of the jurors have had friends and relatives who were victims of violent crimes. At least two had close relatives who were murdered.

Several people who said they were fans of Hudson and couldn't set aside their sympathy were dismissed.

William Balfour is charged with killing Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in 2008.

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