Hudson murder tape is released

Moments after finding her mother's body, the sister of the Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson sobs as she pleads for help in a disturbing recording of her emergency call released to the press this week.

"Oh my God... Somebody's killed my mother," Julia Hudson says, while a dispatcher tries to get her to calm down.

A judge in Chicago released the tape after it was played in open court last week during the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing the actress's mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew.

Mr Balfour has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the October 2008 killings.