Ex-Northwestern professor to stand trial in fatal stabbing

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University professor is set to stand trial in the stabbing death of his boyfriend as part of what prosecutors said was a sexual fantasy he shared with another man who was charged in the case.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that jury selection, opening statements and testimony from at least one witness are expected to happen Monday in the trial of 47-year-old Wyndham Lathem.

He is charged in the July 2017 killing of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a 26-year-old hair stylist from Michigan who was stabbed dozens of times in Lathem’s Chicago high-rise condominium.

Lathem, a renowned microbiologist, and Andrew Warren, an Oxford University financial officer, were arrested in California after an eight-day manhunt. Warren pleaded guilty in 2019.