GUILTY IL - Yingying Zhang, 26, Urbana, 9 June 2017 #9 *Arrest*

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    Interesting thread here-Matt Masterson (@ByMattMasterson) | Twitter
    Following up on this note from yesterday: The FBI said it has sent Christensen's DNA to multiple jurisdictions to test it against evidence collected in these various cases
    There haven't been any hits, but the FBI agent testifying yesterday said some results are still pending. The DNA was only sent out in March (!!!!!!!!curse)
    Some of those 19 missing and murdered women were named in court yesterday. The one that stuck out most was 21-year-old Brittany Zimmermann (does anybody have knowledge of this case by any chance??)
    Zimmermann was studying at UW-Madison in 2008 when she was stabbed to death inside her Doty Street home. The case was never solved and has remained a sore point in Madison in the time since.
    Zimmermann called 911 as she was being attacked, but the call was dropped and the police dispatcher never called back.
    Justice for Brittany - Ten years later and no arrest in 2008 murder
    FBI Agent Special Andrew Huckstadt, who testified Friday and Monday in the Christensen trial, did not say whether Zimmermann's case was one of the ones that's been cleared, or if the DNA comparison is still pending.
    Christensen graduated from UW-Madison in 2013. But he did not appear to arrive on campus until 2009 - a year after Zimmermann was murdere
     
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    Aaron Eades
    Gov't calls Charles Hill to testify. Hill says he was locked up in the Macon County jail and was housed next to Christensen in summer 2017 @WCIA3

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    Hill says they became friends, and would share commissary money with each other. Says he's diabetic and couldn't afford certian snacks he could eat, so BC helped him out @WCIA3
    Hill says while in jail, BC told him he posed as a police officer and got a girl into his car, but later let her out
    Defense cross-examined Hill, questioned his ability to remember what he told the FBI when they came to talk to him, and whether he remembers what BC actually told him @

    Gov't calls FBI Special Agent Michael Maguire testifies about pictures of evidence recovered from BC's apartment. They remobed traps under bathroom sink and shower, and removed the whole vanity
    Luminol showed glowing stains on BC's mattress, and glowing handprints on the wall behind the bed. Under cross-exam by defense, he admits it's not necessarily blood @WCIA
    Day 5 and we've heard from numerous FBI agents and UIPD officers. Every one of them (with relevant testimon) has testified that remains of #YingyingZhang have not been recovered, nor is there any evidence she was alive after 6/9/17
     
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    Brittany's WS thread: WI - WI - Brittany Zimmermann, 21, Madison, 2 April 2008
     
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    Hill said Christensen cried twice while on the phone, laughed and giggled, read his books, talked to his lawyers. Said Christensen was book smart but not street smart (10/10
    Ben Zigterman (@bzigterman) | Twitter
     
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    Jim Dey | Lawyers can play the 'guilty' card, but there are limits
    But McCoy had an ace in the legal hole. He protested from the beginning his lawyers' decision and ultimately prevailed.

    In a May 2018 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that such an important decision — acknowledging a client's guilt — wasn't the defense lawyer's to make, no matter how much sense it made from a tactical standpoint. Instead, it was the defendant's decision.

    Writing for the court's 6-3 majority, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg held that McCoy "had the right under the Sixth Amendment (right to the assistance of counsel) to insist that his prior counsel refrain from admitting the defendant committed three murders during guilt phase of capital trial, even though counsel reasonably believed that admitting guilt afforded (McCoy) the best chance to avoid the death sentence.
    "The Sixth Amendment, in granting to the accused personally the right to make his defense, speaks of the 'assistance' of counsel, and an assistant, however expert, is still an assistant," Ginsburg wrote.

    There has been nothing that's occurred publicly indicating that Christenen has consented to the defense strategy of acknowledging guilt in the trial phase.

    But U.S. Judge Jim Shadid and prosecution and defense lawyers are undoubtedly aware of the McCoy decision and acting in a way that avoids the issue it raised.

    The answer probably lies in the legal motions that have been sealed by the court and withheld from public view, at least for the time being.

    For his part, Christensen has been remarkably composed during a trial that has involved ghastly evidence relating to the kidnapping and murder of Yingying Zhang, a University of Illinois visiting scholar from China who disappeared from campus on June 9, 2017.

    It's impossible to read a defendant's mind.

    But Christensen has shown no signs of remorse, contrition or even embarrassment.

    His only real show of emotion — a smile — came during a brief conversation last week with his father in the courtroom.


    (Oh God, this ain't gonna end anytime soon....)
     
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    That's what I thought you meant, but I didn't want anyone to get worried.....
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the info! According to David Parker Ray wikipedia page:

    David Parker Ray - Wikipedia
    I only briefly scanned the link above regarding understanding human decomposition as I want to avoid looking at graphic human dead bodies in the research, but from the beginning seem to imply leaving corpse out into the open to decompose itself so it’s possible BC may have just went to some abandoned mine and dumped her body there and let it decompose itself knowing that no one would risk their lives going deep in there to search for a body in the imminent future... so yeah reading about David Parker Ray and his Toy Box Car share a lot of similarities with BC way of abducting ZYY.
     
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