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Uni treasurer arrested over man’s murder in US

An Oxford University employee suspected of killing a Chicago hairdresser will face court in the coming days after spending a week on the run.

Police started a manhunt for Somerville College senior treasurer Andrew Warren following the death of 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Chicago on July 27.

According to the Chicago Tribune, he is being held at the county jail in San Francisco and is expected to appear in court and extradited after handing himself in on Friday.

His alleged accomplice, Wyndham Lathem, a microbiology professor at Northwestern University, was brought before a judge earlier this week after turning himself in at a separate California site on Friday.

Lathem, a microbiologist, is being held without bail and appeared in court on Monday.

According to the publication on Tuesday, attorney Kenneth H. Wine said his client, Lathem, will plead not guilty to murder charges.

He also said Lathem also plans to waive his right to an extradition hearing and that he expects him to be returned to Chicago within weeks.

Warrants for Mr Warren and US professor Mr Lathem were issued last Monday.

A judge in Cook county issued the warrants for Mr Warren, 56, and Mr Lathem, 42, after police said they were wanted for first-degree murder.

Police believe the pair had a relationship with the victim, who lived in Chicago and was found dead with multiple stab wounds in a 10th-floor apartment near the city centre at around 8.30pm.

A spokesperson from Somerville College told The Oxford Paper last Thursday: “Andrew Warren’s colleagues at Somerville College have now all been informed and we are all shocked to learn of the case.”

Mr Warren’s Facebook states that he is from Faringdon, went to King Alfred’s School in Wantage, lives in Swindon and is a former driver and cashier at Stagecoach West.

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