The dramatic and heartbreaking 911 call placed by Jennifer Hudson's sister upon finding the body of her mother has been released.
And it's exactly as gut-wrenchingly devastating and emotional as you would imagine.
The call was released this morning on the ruling of Judge Charles Burns, and against the plea by the prosecution not to do so.
"Help, please," Jennifer's sister Julia Hudson is heard telling the 911 operator. "Oh, God. Somebody's killed my mother, somebody's killed my mother...Please help me. Oh my God, oh my God."
When asked by the dispatcher if she needed an ambulance, a near-hysterical Hudson replied, "I don't know. I'm scared...please...please...can you please send an ambulance, please. Oh my God.
"She's on the floor and I see blood coming from her head...I just came home from work and there's a bullet hole in our front door...she's 57 years old. Please help my mama. Please just send an ambulance," Julia says.
Toward the end of the three-minute call, while still on hold with the dispatcher, Julia can be heard speaking again, ostensibly to a neighbor.
"Where's my brother? What happened? She's on the floor...I'm here by myself."
The call then cuts off.
The prosecution was opposed to the call being released, arguing on Friday that it had not yet been fully placed into evidence.
"To ensure the state's right to a fair trial and the defendant's right to a fair trial, we object at this time to releasing the 911 call," state attorney Jennifer Bagby argued Friday.
To no avail, as it turned out.