Brendt Christensen Sentenced To Life In Prison For The Murder Of Yingying Zhang
Testimony Ends In Penalty Phase Of Slain Chinese Scholar Case
Mother Of Man Who Killed Chinese Scholar Begs For His LifeThe mother of a former University of Illinois student convicted of killing a Chinese scholar told the jury deciding his fate that it would be horrible if he is put to death.
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.
The Latest: Jury To Hear From Mother Of Slain ScholarA federal judge will allow jurors at the sentencing hearing of a former University of Illinois doctoral student to watch videos made by the mother and friends of the Chinese scholar he was convicted of kidnapping, torturing and killing.
40-Foot Tree Limb Fatally Strikes Peoria Man During StormAuthorities say a Peoria man died after a 40-foot tree limb fell and struck him during a storm.
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.
Archbishop Sheen's Remains Moved To Illinois From NY ChurchThe remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been removed from St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and are on their way to central Illinois.
Brendt Christensen’s Ex-Wife Testifies In Yingying Zhang Murder CaseMichelle Zortman described her ex-husband as a man with a bad drinking problem that derailed their marriage.
East Peoria Man Gets 70 Years For Stabbing DeathA central Illinois man who pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man will likely spend the rest life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 70 years in prison.
Defense Attorney Admits Former University Of Illinois Graduate Student Killed Chinese ScholarA federal prosecutor has shared with jurors grisly details of how they claim a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped a visiting scholar from China, then brutally beat and killed her.