• Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Chinese scholar case

    9 monthes ago - By News OK

    CHICAGO - U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a former physics student charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, they told a judge in a Friday filing that also made a new allegation that the 28-year-old suspect once choked and sexually assaulted someone else years ago.
    The filing in U.S. District Court in central Illinois provides several reasons for why the death penalty is called for in Brendt Christensen's case, including because he allegedly tortured 26-year-old Yingying Zhang before killing her.
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  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty for kidnapping of Chinese scholar at U. of I

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty for kidnapping of Chinese scholar at U. of I

    9 monthes ago - By Chicago Tribune

    Federal prosecutors announced Friday they will seek the death penalty for a former University of Illinois graduate student accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing a visiting scholar from China in June. In making the announcement, prosecutors alleged for the first time that Brendt Christensen...
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  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty in missing scholar case

    9 monthes ago - By National Post

    CHICAGO - U.S. prosecutors told a judge Friday they will seek the death penalty for a 28-year-old man charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China, also broaching new allegations that he choked and sexually assaulted someone five years ago.
    Federal prosecutors filed a notice Friday with the U.S. District Court in central Illinois. It cites, among other factors, that Brendt Christensen's alleged killing of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang involved torture.
    In a new revelation, the filing accuses Christensen of other serious acts of violence in the past...
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  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty in missing scholar case

    9 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    URBANA, Ill. - U.S. prosecutors have told a judge they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old man charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China. Federal prosecutors filed a notice Friday with the U.S. District Court in central Illinois. It cites, among other factors, that Brendt...
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