US man Brendt Christensen, accused of killing visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, abandons mental health defence

//US man Brendt Christensen, accused of killing visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, abandons mental health defence

US man Brendt Christensen, accused of killing visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, abandons mental health defence

Lawyers for a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a visiting Chinese scholar say they are abandoning their mental health defence.The (Champaign) News-Gazette reported that Brendt Christensen’s lawyers had been planning to argue that the 29-year-old suffered from severe mental illness in an attempt to avoid the death penalty if he is convicted of killing Zhang Yingying.Mental health exams were expected to begin on Monday. The lawyers gave no reason for the change in a Friday…

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