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Friday 27 April 2018

Oxford University employee and US professor indicted over Chicago stabbing

Andrew Warren and US professor Wyndham Lathem are accused of murdering Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool, File)
Andrew Warren and US professor Wyndham Lathem are accused of murdering Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool, File)

A grand jury in Chicago has indicted an Oxford University employee and a US professor on first-degree murder charges in the July stabbing death of a hairstylist in a Chicago apartment.

The Cook County grand jury indictment was announced at a hearing for ex-Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford financial official Andrew Warren on Friday afternoon.

The indictment has been expected since the two men were arrested in California last month.

Lathem's lawyer, Adam Sheppard, said after the hearing that he will plead not guilty at a court hearing scheduled for later this month.

Prosecutors say Lathem, 46, and Warren, 56, stabbed Lathem's boyfriend, 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, dozens of times as part of an apparent sexual fantasy that included killing others, then themselves.

Both men remain in jail.

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