British man tied to River North stabbing appears in court Friday

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An Oxford University financial officer accused in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man made an initial court appearance in California Friday.

Andrew Warren waived extradition during the brief court hearing, according to reports. It was unclear when he would be returned to Chicago.

Warren, 56, surrendered peacefully in San Francisco last week after being on the run for eight days with Wyndham Lathem, a former Northwestern University microbiologist.

Warren and Lathem face first-degree murder charges in the stabbing of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau. The 26-year-old hair stylist’s body was found July 27 in Lathem’s Grand Plaza tower apartment.The role of Warren in the stabbing, who flew to the U.S. for the first time just two days before, has been shrouded in mystery.

Warren’s relatives in England had reported to police in England that he had gone missing on July 25, two days before Cornell-Duranleau was found dead of multiple stab wounds and his genitals mutilated inside Lathem’s residence.

Lathem appeared in a California court on Monday. He was not formally arraigned but waived extradition. Chicago authorities now have 30 days to bring Lathem back. Northwestern said Monday that Lathem was fired.

Contributing: Amanda Svachula

 

 

 

 

 

 


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