Brendt Christensen, kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar, sentenced to life imprisonment - Xinhua | English.news.cn

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918 博天堂 88btt.com Brendt Christensen, kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar, sentenced to life imprisonment Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-19 06:41:02|Editor: Yang Yi Video PlayerClosePhoto taken on July 18, 2019 shows a federal courthouse building in Peoria, Illinois, the United States. Brendt Christensen, the kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017, was sentenced on Thursday to life imprisonment without possibility of release, Judge James Shadid announced the verdict in a federal court of Peoria in the U.S. state of Illinois, after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison. (Xinhua/Wang Ping)PEORIA, the United States, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Brendt Christensen, the kidnapper and killer of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017, was sentenced on Thursday to life imprisonment without possibility of release, Judge James Shadid announced the verdict in a federal court of Peoria in the U.S. state of Illinois, after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on whether he should be sentenced to death or life in prison.Zhang's parents didn't go to the courtroom to hear the verdict, and her mother cried uncontrollably in a press conference after the sentencing. Christensen looked relaxed upon hearing the verdict, and his parents were apparently satisfied with their son being spared life.The 12-member jury last month unanimously ruled that Christensen was guilty of all three counts of charge against him, namely, kidnapping resulting in the death of Zhang in 2017, and two counts of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The 26-year-old Chinese scholar went missing on June 9, 2017, after getting into a black Saturn Astra about five blocks away from where she got off a bus on her way to an apartment complex to sign a lease.Christensen was arrested on June 30, 2017, after being caught on tape pointing out people he described as "ideal victims" during a vigil in Zhang's honor. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next KEY WORDS: YOU MAY LIKE3rd LD Writethru: U.S. jury begins deliberations on possible death penalty for Brendt Christensen2nd Ld: Brendt Christensen ruled guilty of kidnapping, killing visiting Chinese scholarDefense lawyer admits Brendt Christensen kidnapped, killed Chinese visiting scholar MORE PHOTOS 11th Prague Int'l Street Theatre Festival closes in Czech Republic Scenery of verbena flowers in Binhai New Area of north China's Tianjin Enjoy summer in Xin'an River in east China's Zhejiang Aerial view of cole flowers in northwest China's Gansu MOST VIEWED Students attend aviation-themed summer camp in Yunnan Tourists visit Yehliu Geopark in SE China's Taiwan People enjoy coolness by Xin'an River in Jiande, E China's Zhejiang In pics: blooming lotus flowers at park in Changsha Summer scenery at Maoshan village in Huairou District of Beijing Two giant pandas give birth to two pairs of twins at zoo in Chongqing Scenery along highway linking Lhasa with Nyingchi in southwest China's Tibet Palace Museum launches digital products to transform cultural heritages into digital resources EXPLORE XINHUANET NewsChinaWorldBusinessCulture EduSportsSci TechHealthEntertainment RegionsAsia & PacificAmericasEuropeAfricaOrganizationsNorth America ServicesInvestmentDoing BusinessWork in ChinaStudy in ChinaVisit in ChinaLive in ChinaEmergencyWeather MorePhotosVideoIn-depthSpecial ReportsCorrections 010020070750000000000000011100001382385321ag88环亚网址