12/03/2008 at 02:55 PM EST
William Balfour was held without bail Wednesday in the slayings of Jennifer Hudson
's family, and prosecutors suggested jealousy as a possible motive.
Balfour, facing first-degree murder charges
for three killings, had threatened the family with harm if his estranged wife Julia Hudson – Jennifer's sister – continued to date another man, prosecutors alleged at a bond hearing in Chicago.
Prosecutors said Balfour also had gone to Julia's workplace in October to complain about her seeing the man, the Chicago Tribune
Judge Raymond Myle denied bond for Balfour, 27, who was arrested
this week for the October murders of Hudson's mother Darnell Donerson, 57, brother Jason Hudson, 29, and his own stepson, Julian King, 7.
At the bond hearing, Balfour's attorney, who has said his client did not commit the murders, told the judge that there were no witnesses to the fatal shootings and no evidence linking Balfour to the gun.