David Otunga by Jennifer Hudson's side for family murder trial
Hudson's fiance, David Otunga, is by her side at the trial. He is best known for his stint on VH1 realtiy show "I Love New York" and for now wrestling in the WWE. He was absent from Monday's RAW Supershow in Detroit because of his attendance at the murder trial.
Otunga tweeted the morning the trial began, "Family. Faith. Strength. Justice."
The defense is arguing in the trial that the slayings were actually a drug deal gone bad and had to do with Hudson's brother Jason. They allege that the police felt pressure to make a quick arrest because of the celebrity nature of the case and zeroed in on Balfour even though he as not the culprit.
The trial is expected to last about a month. If convicted, Balfour could face life in prison.