Guilty Verdict in Killing of Chinese Scholar

June 25, 2019

A federal jury found Brendt Christensen guilty in the 2017 kidnapping and murder of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, the Chicago Tribune reported. Christensen was a former graduate student and Zhang was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The jury is expected to begin deliberations on July 8 to determine whether Christensen should receive the death penalty.

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