Check date values in: Magistrate Eric Long for arraignment on the new indictment. Archived from the original on 15 June This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Additionally, Christensen was recorded saying that Zhang had resisted and fought with him, and he was also recorded threatening someone who then provided incriminating evidence to authorities. Retrieved 6 July Yingying Zhang simplified Chinese: Prior to the start of the arraignment, Zhang's mother burst into tears upon seeing Christensen, screaming "Give me my daughter back!
According to the defense filing, however, the woman couldn't say with at Urbana–Champaign who authorities say was kidnapped near a bus. Yingying Zhang was a visiting scholar in the United States from China, who has not been seen since she got into a car at a bus stop on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign campus on June 9.
Several citizens of Salem, Illinois reported seeing an Asian woman matching Zhang's description in Salem on.
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Law enforcement agencies then placed Christensen under continuous surveillance, beginning on or about June On September 1, Christensen's attorneys filed a motion requesting to withdraw from the case, citing his inability to pay for the intensive defense that would be required for a potential capital offense. On July 11, detectives from the Salem Police Department traveled to Champaign to meet with members of Zhang's family and show them video surveillance of the woman taken from several local businesses on June Additionally, Christensen was recorded saying that Zhang had resisted and fought with him, and he was also recorded threatening someone who then provided incriminating evidence to authorities.
Check date values in: The indictment alleges that Christensen "willfully and unlawfully seized, confined, inveigled, decoyed, kidnapped, abducted, and carried away" Zhang "and otherwise held her for his own benefit and purpose, and used and caused to be used a means, facility and instrumentality of interstate commerce, namely, a Motorola cellular telephone and a Saturn Astra motor vehicle, in committing and in furtherance of the commission of the offense".
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Trial date set in kidnap-murder case of missing Chinese student Yingying The Champaign News-Gazette reports that US District Court Judge.
Agents took possession of computers and a cellphone belonging to Christensen, and subsequently sought and obtained a federal search warrant for a forensic examination of the phone.
Freres revealed more details from the investigation not presented in the criminal complaint. On June 15 local police and FBI investigators questioned Christensen and executed a search warrant for his car.
Retrieved 21 July Christensen's trial date was initially set for September 12 in Urbana.
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His daughter, a year-old visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, disappeared June 9 on her way to sign an. This morning, the Zhang family and Champaign County Crime Stoppers Yingying went missing, and the revelation that someone likely kidnapped her has .
However, confused about the location of the bus stop, Zhang failed to flag down the bus, and it passed by without stopping.
Retrieved 20 June Attorney Bryan Freres said that there was no "combination of conditions" where Christensen was not a danger to the community. During questioning on June 15, Christensen admitted that he had given an Asian female a ride,  but said that he dropped her off after only a few blocks when a wrong turn caused her to panic.
At a court hearing on July 5, U.
Attorney's Office joined in the request.
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|Surveillance video cameras showed that a black Saturn Astra passed by her at 2: Christensen's arraignment was on July 20; he pled "not guilty".
They also noted that the car in the video had a cracked hubcap and, upon reinspecting Christensen's car, found that it had a cracked hubcap. This page was last edited on 5 Octoberat Check date values in: Law enforcement agencies then placed Christensen under continuous surveillance, beginning on or about June