*It’s been almost two years since her mother, brother, and nephew were brutally murdered in their home. Jennifer Hudson’s family has been through a lot over the years and is still recovering from the aftermath of the tragedy.

William Balfour was charged with triple homicide in 2008, but the case still has not gone on trial. The court granted the suspect a continuance on Tuesday (Aug. 24), reports RadarOnline.

Balfour, 29, has been sitting in Cook County jail in Chicago since he was arrested on Dec. 1 2008.

Jennifer’s mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, her brother Jason Hudson and her nephew Julian Hudson-King, who was only 7-years-old at the time of his death.

But this kind of thing isn’t new to the suspect. He previously served seven years for attempted murder and vehicular hijacking.

“It’s all a blur, it was surreal,” Chicago native Jennifer Hudson, 28, said in her first interview since the event with VH1’s Behind the music. “It was like I was outside of myself — for almost two weeks straight … [I was] inside one room with just family and friends coming in and out, because the press was everywhere and it was like, ‘Where’s Jennifer?'”

Although it has been a challenge for her to move on, Hudson has given birth to her first child and recently celebrated what would have been her nephew’s ninth birthday.