Univer­sity pro­fes­sor, Ox­ford em­ployee ar­rested in Chicago mur­der

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Chicago, US - US au­thor­i­ties have ar­rested em­ploy­ees of two pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties ac­cused in the grisly stab­bing death of a Chicago hair­styl­ist, fol­low­ing Fri­day’s na­tion­wide man­hunt.

Wyn­d­ham Lathem, 42, of North­west­ern Univer­sity in Chicago and An­drew War­ren, 56, of Ox­ford Univer­sity in Eng­land, were in po­lice cus­tody in Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, ac­cord­ing to a tweet from a Chicago po­lice spokesman.

The pair had been named as sus­pects in the at­tack that was so bru­tal the blade of the knife used in the mur­der had bro­ken off, po­lice said. Tren­ton Cor­nell-Du­ran­leau, a 26 year old hair­styl­ist, was found dead in a Chicago apart­ment last week with mul­ti­ple stab wounds.

Au­thor­i­ties re­vealed on Fri­day that Lathem had sent a video mes­sage to friends and fam­ily mem­bers apol­o­gis­ing for the crime.

Of­fi­cials have not dis­closed the con­nec­tion be­tween the two sus­pects or their re­la­tion­ship with the vic­tim.

Lathem is a med­i­cal re­searcher and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor at North­west­ern Univer­sity’s down­town Chicago cam­pus. He has been em­ployed by the univer­sity for ten years.

North­west­ern said in a state­ment that Lathem was ‘placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave and banned from en­ter­ing the North­west­ern Univer­sity cam­puses’.

Among the unan­swered ques­tions was why War­ren sud­denly left Bri­tain for his first trip to Chicago on July 24, ac­cord­ing to the Chicago Tri­bune news­pa­per.

An­other mys­tery is a US$1,000 do­na­tion to a li­brary in the neigh­bour­ing state of Wis­con­sin made af­ter the at­tack in the vic­tim’s name, ac­cord­ing to the news­pa­per.

(AFP)

Po­lice ar­rested Wyn­dam Lathem (left) and An­drew War­ren in con­nec­tion to the death of 26 year old Tren­ton Cor­nell-Du­ran­leau

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