Northwestern professor suspected in fatal stabbing fired from university

  • Northwestern professor suspected in fatal stabbing fired from university

Northwestern professor suspected in fatal stabbing fired from university

Police have also arrested Wyndham Lathem, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology a Northwestern University in Chicago and expert in the bubonic plague.

"It's where his closest friends and family are", the attorney told reporters. Investigators have not elaborated on how Cornell-Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or if Warren knew them before he arrived in the United States.

Warren, a British national, surrendered in San Francisco and does not have an initial court date yet.

Surveillance video captured Warren leaving the building where Cornell-Duranleau was found with Lathem on the day of the stabbing.

Lathem has been charged in connection with the murder of 26-year-old cosmetologist Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, who was found dead due to multiple stab wounds in Lathem's North State Street apartment near downtown Chicago on July 27.

In a statement, the Cornell-Duranleau family said: "The Cornell-Duranleau family would like to thank all of the law enforcement agencies who were instrumental in bringing the suspects into custody". Just a few days before Duranleau was found dead on July 27 in Lathem's River North apartment, Warren left his home in England to come to the US without telling his friends or family where he was going or why. The case has involved peculiar twists, including a cash donation by one of the two suspects in the victim's name at a Wisconsin library and a videotaped confession sent to friends. Before the arrests, sources say Lathem sent a video to his friends and family apologizing for what he called the biggest mistake of his life.

Prof. Lathem, who was under intensive observation over the weekend in jail, appeared in court on Monday, the same day university officials announced his firing.

Warren, a senior treasury assistant at Oxford's Somerville College, is being held in a San Francisco jail. Lathem, who surrendered in Oakland, California is being held without bail in Alameda County.

Mr. Cornell-Duranleau, a MI native who received a cosmetology licence, moved to Chicago a year ago. The state of IL has 30 days to come get him according to his attorney.

Wearing a red inmate uniform, Lathem briefly appeared in court Monday. A U.S. Marshals spokesman said surrender negotiations through an attorney began late Friday afternoon.

Adam Sheppard, one of Lathem's lawyers, said his client would waive extradition and agree to return to Chicago to face charges there.

Wine said in a statement Monday that the alleged crime is "totally contrary to the way (Lathem) has lived his entire life" and urged the ex-professor's supporters to "be patient".

A lawyer painted a different picture of him, calling him a "gentle soul" and saying he's received dozens of calls and letters in support.