Former NU professor gets 53 years in grisly stabbing death of boyfriend

Wyndham Lathem booking photo
Wyndham Lathem Photo credit Chicago Police

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Northwestern University professor to 53 years in prison Tuesday for the 2017 stabbing death of his boyfriend.

Cook County Judge Charles Burns called the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau "cold-blooded" and an "execution" as he sentenced 47-year-old Wyndham Lathem Tuesday.

A jury found Lathem guilty of first-degree murder in October.

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Cornell-Duranleau was stabbed more than 70 times by Lathem and Andrew Warren, a British man who prosecutors said Lathem had paid to come to Chicago to commit the murder together.

Northwestern fired Lathem, a renowned microbiologist, after he fled the Chicago area following the killing.

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