Attorney Kenneth Wine, representing Wyndham Lathem, a Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man, speaks to reporters outside of the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on first-degree murder charges in the death of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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, an Oxford University financial officer, 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.

Source: Associated Press

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