CrimeScott Nelson testifies in sentencing phase of his trial
Judge Won’t Delay Sentencing For Brendt Christensen In Murder Of Chinese Scholar Yingying Zhang
A federal judge has denied former University of Illinois doctoral student Brendt Christensen's request to delay sentencing in the kidnapping and murder of visiting Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. U.S. District Judge James Shadid issued the ruling Wednesday, and set sentencing to begin on Monday. Last week, a federal jury found Christensen guilty of Zhang’s kidnapping and death in 2017. It took the jury less than two hours to deliberate before convicting Christensen on three counts: kidnapping resulting in a death and two counts of lying to investigators.
A man convicted of kidnapping a woman from her employer's Winter Park home and killing her testified Monday during the penalty phase of his trial.
Scott Nelson was convicted in late June of first-degree murder, kidnapping, carjacking and robbery with a firearm.
Nelson previously testified during the trial and claimed the death of Jennifer Fulford was his parole officer’s fault.
Nelson talked Monday about all the alleged abuse he claims to have suffered over the years in federal prison. He said at one point a guard dressed as Santa beat him up. He's tying to avoid the death penalty.
Prosecutors Expected To Rest Their Case In Death Penalty Case Against Brendt Christensen, Convicted Of Killing Yingying Zhang
The jury deciding Brendt Christensen’s fate is preparing for another day of emotional testimony in the death penalty phase of his trial in the murder of Chinese scholar Yingying Zhang. Christensen was convicted two weeks ago of kidnapping and killing Zhang, and now the same jury that found him guilty is hearing testimony at his sentencing, to decide if he should face the death penalty or life in prison. Zhang’s loved ones took the witness stand on Tuesday, giving testimony that brought jurors and even Christensen to tears as he described the pain of losing their daughter.
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Updated at 3:05 p.m. with additional testimony. A Mesquite police detective testified he believed a fired officer was justified when he shot a man twice in the back, but another expert said the shooting was "unreasonable." Derick Wiley, 37, is on trial a second time in the November 2017 shooting that seriously injured 32-year-old Lyndo Jones. Wiley is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Jurors could not agree on a verdict during the first trial. If convicted, Wiley faces up to life in prison. The former officer responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person in a pickup truck parked outside a business.
Day 2 of testimony in penalty phase of Scott Nelson trial
Scott Nelson's family members testified during the second day of testimony in the penalty phase of his trial.
Verdict reached in Scott Nelson trial
The jury delivered a verdict Friday afternoon in the Scott Nelson trial.