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Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Northwestern professor charged with murder to appear in California court

Northwestern professor charged with murder to appear in California court

"Since the beginning of this case, the defense has received dozens of calls and letters in support of Dr. Lathem, from friends and colleagues who have known him for decades", he continued.

The pair of suspects was spotted on surveillance video leaving the property after the incident, authorities said.

He said the 42-year-old Northwestern microbiologist was doing well in Santa Rita jail and would be headed back to the Midwest in "a few weeks". Warren is expected to appear in a San Francisco court Friday.

The body of 26-year-old Mr. Cornell-Duranleau was found stabbed to death inside an apartment belonging to Prof.

Lathem's attorney, Kenneth Wine, said his client was charged for "murder and fleeing" in IL, but he has not been formally arraigned on those charges. Police also declined to elaborate on any possible relationship between the victim and the suspects.

Cornell-Duranleau, a native of MI who had a cosmetology license, moved to Chicago past year. He lived in a neighbourhood just southwest of downtown.

Family members issued a statement asking for time to grieve before commenting further, saying they're "deeply saddened" by the loss.

A funeral will be held August 12 in Lennon, Michigan.

The day the crime was committed, police say Prof.

Before heading West, Lathem and Warren reportedly drove 80 miles to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where Lathem donated $1,000 in Cornell-Duranleau's name to the city's public library. Lake Geneva authorities said the man making the donation did not give his name.

"Northwestern University has terminated the employment of Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology-immunology, effective Friday, Aug. 4, 2017". Andrew Warren, 56, a bursar at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, surrendered at a police station in nearby San Francisco the same day.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy told The Associated Press the telephone negotiations began late Friday afternoon and by evening, Lathem arrived by vehicle at the courthouse.

Wearing a red inmate uniform, Prof. As of Monday morning, the date of his first court appearance was not scheduled.

Lathem was booked in the Alameda County Jail in Oakland, California, and Warren was booked into the San Francisco County Jail, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. "They all describe him in the same way - a kind, intelligent, and gentle soul, and a loyal and trusted friend", Kenneth Wine, the lawyer, said in a statement.

A former Northwestern University professor accused of murder waived extradition at a hearing Monday and will soon head back to Chicago.

"They knew the seriousness of the charges, the seriousness of the case and how important it was that he be brought into custody, not have to live a life on the run", Conroy said.

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