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Northwestern professor charged with murder

Police hunt for suspects wanted for homicide in Chicago, Illinois
Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem, left, and Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren surrendered to authorities last week in connection with the stabbing death of a Chicago man.
(Chicago Police Department)

California prosecutors have charged a Northwestern University professor with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man.

Wyndham Lathem was charged in Alameda County on Monday in the July 27 fatal stabbing of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, whose body was found that night in Lathem’s Chicago apartment.

Lathem and Andrew Warren, a financial officer at England’s Oxford University, were on the run for about a week before they surrendered Friday to authorities in Oakland and San Francisco. Lathem’s attorney, Kenneth H. Wine, said before the hearing that Lathem would plead not guilty.

Warren doesn’t have an initial court appearance scheduled yet.

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UPDATES:

1:35 p.m.: This article was updated with Wyndham Lathem being charged with murder.

This article was originally published at 8:35 a.m.


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