Jennifer Hudson's Half-Brother Arrested After Alleged Stabbing

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Jennifer Hudson's half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after he allegedly stabbed a man on Monday night.

The stabbing took place at Simpson's estranged wife's apartment in the South Haven Charter Township in Van Buren County, Mich., according to CBS' WWMT.

The 45-year old reportedly stormed into the apartment and repeatedly stabbed the woman's current boyfriend, Charlie, in the face, chest and arms.

The victim was released from the hospital after receiving "20 or 30 stitches," WWMT reports.

A neighbor told WWMT that the couple ran for help around 3 a.m. "He said someone knocked on the door. He thought he was knocking on the door for somebody, and he started getting stabbed up," she said. "I open the door and see blood everywhere. He was stabbed in his chin and his chest, he had puncture wounds in his chest and his arms and stuff."

Simpson's estranged wife "locked herself in the bathroom until he left," Detective Adam DeBoer told WWMT. The stabbing "appears" to root from an "ongoing feud over a woman," and Simpson's intended target was his estranged wife.

Simpson will be charged Wednesday, Aug. 20, for first degree home invasion and attempted murder. He's on probation after several past arrests, including an assault against his wife in February.

This is the second time Hudson has faced a devastating family affair. In October 2008, the singer-songwriter's mother, brother and nephew were shot to death by her sister's estranged husband, William Balfour. In July 2012, he was sentenced to three life sentences without parole.


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