Lawyers in Chinese student kidnap case ask to terminate contract

Updated 2017-09-04 10:31:04

The lawyers acting for the suspect accused of kidnapping a University of Illinois scholar from China, have asked for their contract to be terminated, reports

The trial of Brendt Christensen was due to start on September 12, but the judge in the case has agreed for it to be rescheduled until February 27, 2018, at the request of the suspect's lawyers.

Zhang Yingying disappeared on June 9, just a few weeks after arriving at the central Illinois campus. She was last seen getting into a black Saturn Astra. As yet her body has not been found. Investigators say they believe the 26-year-old is dead.

Wang Zhidong, an aid lawyer involved in the case, has suggested that the reason for the lawyers' request may be that the retainer has not been paid, which is a common factor in such terminations.

He also said it was unclear whether the trial might be further delayed as a result.

Christensen is suspected of abducting Zhang as she was about to meet the manager of a house rental office to rent an apartment.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58September 26 2018 03:11:36

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16September 26 2018 03:11:36

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18September 26 2018 03:11:36

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords