Convicted Killer Brendt Christensen Could Be Illinois' First Death Sentence in DecadesThe death penalty was abolished in Illinois years ago, but the man convicted of killing a Chinese student at the University of Illinois could still be the first person from Illinois sentenced to death in nearly 15 years.
R. Kelly Charged: Fast Facts About The Singer's Federal Charges Of Racketeering, Sex TraffickingFederal prosecutors in New York have filed new sex crimes charges against R. Kelly, in a racketeering indictment accusing him of holding women and girls against their will, forcing them to follow strict rules, sexually abusing girls, and not telling them he had sexually transmitted disease.
Professor Says Brendt Christensen Was Good Student Before Kidnapping And Murder Of Yingying ZhangMatthew Herndon of University of Wisconsin-Madison physics testified Thursday he taught Brendt Christensen and went on to employ him and wrote a letter of recommendation to get Christensen into Illinois' physics program.
Brendt Christensen's Father Asks Jury To Spare Him From Death Penalty; 'He Has Too Much To Offer'Brendt Christensen and his father broke down in tears Wednesday as Michael Christensen pleaded with jurors to spare his son’s life for killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang, saying “he has too much to offer.”
Prosecutors Expected To Rest Their Case In Death Penalty Case Against Brendt Christensen, Convicted Of Killing Yingying ZhangThe jury deciding Brendt Christensen’s fate is preparing for another day of emotional testimony in the death penalty phase of his trial in the murder of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
Suspect In Kidnapping, Carjacking of Couple Killed By Police; Elgin Police Say It Was Not RandomThe couple escaped, running down the street in interlocked handcuffs, 30 miles from where they kidnapping took place.
Judge Won't Delay Sentencing For Brendt Christensen In Murder Of Chinese Scholar Yingying ZhangA federal judge has denied former University of Illinois doctoral student Brendt Christensen's request to delay sentencing in the kidnapping and murder of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
Cab Driver Accused Of Sexual Assault Last Year Charged In Second Rape More Than A Decade EarlierA cab driver accused of sexually abusing a woman in his taxi last year has been charged with another rape 12 years ago, after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
Brendt Christensen Spoke Of Harming Others Before Murdering Chinese Scholar Yingying ZhangBrendt Christensen, who was found guilty Monday in the kidnapping and killing of Yingying Zhang, spoke about harming others months before he killed Zhang.
Defense: Chinese Scholar's Killer, Brendt Christensen, Offered To Locate BodyLawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence.
Brendt Christensen Trial Continues With 3rd Day Of Testimony About Murder Of Chinese Scholar Yingying ZhangHours of FBI interviews, dozens of pictures and videos; that’s what jurors are sifting through in the murder trial for a former University of Illinois student accused of kidnapping and killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
Schaumburg Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman In Forest Preserve; 'This Is How I Get Turned On'More details have emerged in the case of a Schaumburg man who is accused of dragging a woman off a forest preserve running path in Hoffman Estates and sexually assaulting her last month.
Schaumburg Man Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault, KidnappingA 27-year-old Schaumburg man has been charged with assaulting and kidnapping a woman in a forest preserve.
Jury Picked In Brendt Christensen's Trial In Chinese Scholar's DeathA jury has been selected in the trial of a former graduate student accused of kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China.