“The court has read his professional and academic achievements,” the judge said, according to the Chicago Tribune. It has nothing to do with this, though.” The men have another hearing Tuesday, reported the Associated Press.
Lathem was fired from Northwestern University after the allegations, according to the Chicago Tribune.
4, after an intense, nationwide manhunt, Lathem and a British national named Andrew Warren turned themselves in to police in California. Nearly a month since the July 27 killing, prosecutors revealed for the first time what they believe inspired the savage stabbing: sex fantasies plotted in an online chat room that ended in murder and suicide.
Assistant State’s Attorney Natosha Toller told a Cook County judge Sunday that Lathem, 42, and Warren, 56, a payroll assistant at Oxford University’s Somerville College, had communicated for months about “carrying out their sexual fantasies of killing others and then themselves.” It was the two men’s first appearance before a Chicago judge, who ordered them to stay in jail until their first-degree murder trials because they are dangerous and a flight risk, reported the Associated Press.
ike Riccardi would spend hours in chatrooms hosted by America Online as a teenager.
When he heard the sound of a door creeping open ring from the speakers of his desktop computer, he’d perk up because the sound meant a friend was online, and they were free to chat.
They came to prominence after they won the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011, the first group to do so.
But before Lathem allegedly fled the city — before anyone called him a killer — the professor left an anonymous cash donation of ,610 at a renowned Chicago health center for LGBTQ patients.Get Weird, their third album, was released on 6 November 2015.With the exception of the "moody" trap track "Lightning", it saw the group return to a pop music style, though it was noted for its sexualised tone.The wounds were so severe he was nearly decapitated, Toller said, and the knives had been plunged with such force that one broke.The prosecutor said it was unclear why the men didn’t follow through with their plan to kill themselves after they allegedly killed Cornell-Duranleau.