Man Charged In Fatal Red Line Train Stabbing Has Violent PastThe man charged with stabbing a man to death on the Red Line over the weekend has threatened a stranger in the past.
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.
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.
Christensen's Father Wants Son's Life To Be Spared: 'He Has Too Much To Offer'Brendt Christensen has shown very little emotion in this trial, but on Wednewsday, he broke down in tears and put his head down in his hand while his father also fought through tears in tears during his testimony.
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.
Juror Overcome With Emotion Leaves Courtroom During Testimony In Brendt Christensen's Sentencing Hearing"How am I supposed to carry on? I really don't know how to carry on without her," said the mother of YingYing Zhang, the Chinese scholar murdered by Brendt Christensen at the University of Illinois.
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.
All Three Suspects Plead Not Guilty In Marlen Ochoa KillingAll three defendants pleaded not guilty in the killing of Marlen Ochoa.
Jury To Hear Closing Arguments In Brendt Christensen Trial, Charged In Murder Of Chinese Scholar Yingying ZhangClosing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the trial of former University of Illinois doctoral student Brendt Christensen, charged with kidnapping and killing Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang in 2017.
Second Man Charged In Murder Of Sound Bar Security Guard Thurman BaileyA second man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of security guard Thurmond Bailey at Sound Bar nightclub in the River North neighborhood in March.
Prosecutors To Wrap Up Case Against Brendt Christensen In Murder Of Yingying ZhangProsecutors are expected to wrap up their case against former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen on Friday in the murder of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang.
Brendt Christensen's Ex-Girlfriend Testifies About Wearing A Wire In Yingying Zhang Murder CaseTerra Bullis said she truly cared about Brendt Christensen, but also "cared about this missing person" Yingying Zhang. "And it's incredibly painful," Bullis said.
Demonstrators Gather At Hearing In Murder Case Against A.J. Freund's ParentsA group of activists in McHenry County is seeking changes at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as the parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund face murder charges in his grisly death.
FBI Probing Brendt Christensen's Claim That Chinese Scholar Yingying Zhang Was 1 Of 13 Murder VictimsThe FBI is investigating the claim by a former University of Illinois doctoral student that the visiting scholar from China he's charged with killing was his 13th victim, even though no evidence has been found to indicate whether he was telling the truth, an FBI agent testified Monday.