Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty In Yingying Zhang Killing
(Undated) — U.S. prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a University of Illinois scholar from China. Twenty-eight-year-old Brendt Christensen has pleaded not guilty to killing Yingying Zhang. Her body has not been found. Federal prosecutors filed a notice with the U.S. District Court in Central Illinois Friday, saying the killing involved torture. A trial is slated for February 27th.
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