Lawyer: William Balfour Innocent of Jennifer Hudson Family Murders
updated 12/02/2008 AT 05:20 PM EST
•originally published 12/02/2008 AT 02:45 PM EST
"The delay between the crimes and his actual arrest show weaknesses in the case," attorney Joshua Kutnick says. "This case is not a strong case against William. He is a convenient suspect."
Balfour was formally charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion, says Cook County Attorney's Office spokesman Andy Conklin. Balfour is scheduled to appear Wednesday at a bond hearing.
He was transferred Monday from an Illinois state prison – where he has been held on suspicion of a parole violation – back into Chicago police custody.
Balfour, 27, who is separated from Hudson's sister, Julia, was arrested in the first-degree murders of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, brother Jason Hudson, 29, and his own stepson, Julian King, 7.