Andrew Warren, 58, agrees to testify against co-defendant Wyndham Lathem, who is also accused of killing James Cornell-Duranleau
A British man accused in the fatal stabbing of a hair stylist in Chicago that a prosecutor said was driven by a sexual fantasy has agreed to plead guilty in a US court and testify against his American co-defendant in the killing.
Andrew Warren, 58, formerly an employee at Oxford University, on Monday admitted first-degree murder and will give evidence against his accused fellow killer, a former Northwestern University professor, in exchange for a 45-year prison sentence.
Warrens written plea agreement came almost two years after 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell-Duranleaus body was discovered in July 2017, riddled with stab wounds in an apartment in Chicago.
Prosecutors later said the young man had been stabbed 70 times and with such brutality that he was nearly decapitated. His throat was slit and pulmonary artery torn.
The discovery prompted a nationwide hunt for Warren and the former professor, Wyndham Lathem, who lived in the apartment and was eventually identified as Cornell-Duranleaus boyfriend.