Illinois man receives life sentence for murder of Chinese graduate student

Brendt Christensen, 28, arrested in connection with the disappearance of Yingying Zhang, 26, on June 9, 2017, is shown in this booking photo in Champaign, Illinois, U.S., provided July 5, 2017. Macon County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS/Files

PEORIA, Ill. (Reuters) – An Illinois man described by prosecutors as obsessed with serial killers was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the kidnapping and decapitation of a Chinese graduate student two years ago. A U.S. District Court jury in Peoria, Illinois found Brendt Christensen, 29, guilty last month of all charges in […]

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