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Professor Arrested For Killing Woman Over ‘S*xual Fantasy’

Police have charged a former Northwestern University professor, Wyndham Lathem, for allegedly stabbing a woman to death as part of a s*xual fantasy of killing others and then themselves.

Charged alongside him is an Oxford University employee, Andrew Warren.

They were charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old lady.

Chicago police and the US Marshals Service on Sunday said the lady is a cosmetologist.

Ex-professor Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren were extradited Friday to Chicago from Northern California after their arrests earlier this month in what Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called the “savage and grisly” killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

After the killing, US marshals tracked the men from Chicago to Wisconsin to California before negotiating their surrenders through an attorney, US Marshal Donal McCarthy said.

Lathem was arrested in Oakland, and Warren turned himself in in San Francisco, the marshal said.

“What I can tell you, it was not domestic in nature — like a husband/wife or boyfriend/boyfriend or love triangle — that was not the motive. It was a little bit more dark and disturbing,” Chicago police Detective Cmdr. Brendan Deenihan told reporters.

He would not elaborate, citing an upcoming bond court hearing for the suspects.
A judge ordered the men held without bond after prosecutors alleged the two killed the lady as part of a s*xual fantasy of “killing others and then themselves” that Lathem and Warren hatched in an online chat room, CNN affiliate WGN reported.

“At this point, police are done and everything is in the hands of the Cook County state’s attorney,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.