Balfour is the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister, Julia Hudson. He's accused of killing their mother, brother and Julia Hudson's 7-year-old son in October.
Balfour is being held without bail. He is next due in court Jan. 27.
Jennifer Hudson is expected to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
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