11 May 2012 3:01 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jurors deliberating the fate of William Balfour -- the man charged with murdering Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew -- informed the judge Friday afternoon that they had reached a verdict.

The Oscar winner held fiancé David Otunga close in the Chicago courtroom as Cook County jurors announced guilty verdicts following hours of deliberation over three days. In addition to the murders, Balfour was also convicted of home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle for the 2008 crimes. He now faces mandatory life in prison.

Related: Jury to Decide Hudson Family Murder Case

"We have many people to thank, but our first thank you is to God," said Jennifer and sister Julia in a joint statement shortly after, also thanking their legal team for their tireless efforts.

"We want to extend a prayer from the Hudson family to the Balfour family," the sisters add. "We have all »

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