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Killer Brendt Christensen ‘dumped Chinese language College of Illinois scholar’s physique in landfill’ – USA information

The household of a visiting Chinese language scholar whose physique was by no means recovered after a former College of Illinois doctoral scholar kidnapped and killed her has been instructed the lady’s stays could also be in a landfill in Vermillion County in central Illinois.

The (Champaign) Information-Gazette reviews that Steve Beckett, who represents the household of Yingying Zhang, says the details about the stays comes from attorneys representing Brendt Christensen.

Brendt Christensen showed no remorse for murdering Yingying Zhang.
Brendt Christensen confirmed no regret for murdering Yingying Zhang. (AAP)
Yingying Zhang aspired to become a crop-sciences professor to help her working class family.
Yingying Zhang aspired to turn into a crop-sciences professor to assist her working class household. (AAP)

Since Christensen was arrested after Zhang’s 2017 disappearance, Zhang’s household has repeatedly urged Christensen to disclose what he did with the physique so they might return it to China for burial.

However Christensen, 29, did not disclose that info by his trial and sentencing.

Prosecutor Eugene Miller mentioned throughout closing arguments Christensen determined he would kill “a petite lady who may simply be disposed of” effectively upfront of Zhang arriving within the US.

The family of Yingying Zhang have begged her killer to reveal what he did to her body.
The household of Yingying Zhang have begged her killer to disclose what he did to her physique. (AAP)
Ms Zhang’s dad and mom, as an illustration, are anticipated to testify about how their daughter’s demise has devastated their very own lives. They may speak about how she dreamed of changing into a crop-sciences professor. (AP)

Posing as an undercover police officer, Christensen then lured Zhang into his automotive when she was operating late to signal an residence lease on June 9, 2017, Mr Miller mentioned.

He instructed jurors the muscular Christensen doubtless pressured the 5-foot-4 Zhang right into a 6-foot-long duffel bag he purchased on-line days earlier than to hold her as much as his residence in Urbana, a sister metropolis to Champaign, the place Zhang lived, 225 kilometres southwest of Chicago.

Prosecutors say Christensen then raped, choked and stabbed Zhang earlier than beating her with a baseball bat and decapitating her.

Individuals react on the finish of the bond listening to for Brendt Christensen exterior of the U.S. Courthouse Monday, July 3, 2017 in Urbana, Ailing., earlier than the bond listening to for Brendt Christensen, who allegedly kidnapped visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. (Picture by Alexandra Wimley/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA). (PA/AAP)
Lifeng Ye, the mom of slain College of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, far left, addresses the media after a jury discovered Brendt Christensen responsible. (AP/AAP)

Mr Miller steered Christensen then carried Zhang’s stays out of the residence in the identical bag.

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