Pro­fes­sor, col­lege staffer jailed in slay­ing

The Washington Post Sunday - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

A North­west­ern Univer­sity pro­fes­sor and a Univer­sity of Ox­ford fi­nance of­fi­cer were jailed in the San Fran­cisco area Satur­day af­ter eight days as fugi­tives, sought in the killing of a hair­dresser in Chicago who was stabbed re­peat­edly, po­lice said.

Wyn­d­ham Lathem, a mi­cro­bi­ol­o­gist at North­west­ern in Illi­nois, had a re­la­tion­ship with the vic­tim, al­though the na­ture of it wasn’t clear, and Lathem had made a video apol­o­giz­ing for what he called “the worst mis­take of my life,” po­lice said.

Lathem, 42, was be­ing held with­out bail in Alameda County and faced a court ap­pear­ance in Pleasan­ton. An­drew War­ren, a trea­sury as­sis­tant at one of Ox­ford’s res­i­den­tial col­leges in Eng­land, was be­ing held at the county jail in San Fran­cisco.

Both men sur­ren­dered sep­a­rately and peace­fully in the Bay Area on Fri­day evening.

They had been fugi­tives since the body of Tren­ton James Cor­nell-Du­ran­leau, 26, was found in Lathem’s Chicago apart­ment July 27.

Po­lice said Lathem had a re­la­tion­ship with Cor­nell Du­ran­leau. They have not elab­o­rated on how Cor­nell Du­ran­leau or Lathem knew War­ren, or whether War­ren knew them be­fore he ar­rived in the United States.

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