Jury selection in the case of William Balfour, the man accused of murdering the mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew of Oscar winning Jennifer Hudson, begins on Monday.
The challenge now for Judge Charles Burns is to select jurors who are able to put away any sympathy they may have for the singer/actress and look at the facts of the case presented.
It reported that the selection could take two to three days and that there are 150 prospective jurors.
Hudson, 30, is said to be on the list of 300 witnesses who could testify and is expected to be at the trial daily when it starts, according to CBS News.
If convicted, Balfour could face a maximum life sentence. The 30 year old is the estranged husband of Hudson's sister. He is accused of shooting the family in a jealous rage because Julia Hudson was allegedly dating another man.
Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, and brother, Jason Hudson, 29, were found dead from gunshot wounds in October 2008 at the family's home. The singer's nephew, Julian King's body was found days later in a vehicle miles away.
Testimony is expected to begin on April 23.
According to MSNBC, Balfour's lawyers have said the evidence is circumstantial. However, prosecutors have said that gun residue was found on his car's steering wheel. They also said that testimony will show that the defendant lied about his whereabouts the day of the murders happened.