||Ex-NU professor sentenced for fatally stabbing boyfriend
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On Jan. 25, former Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathamwho, in October 2021, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Trenton Cornellwas sentenced to 53 years in prison, WGN-TV reported.
Lathem, 47, was facing 20 to 60 years behind bars.
The presiding Cook County judge called the crime "one of the most cold-blooded, calculated and brutal executions that he has ever seen."
"We are forever grateful to the Cook County prosecutor's office, as well as the Cook County police department and the Victims Advocate Office. Their countless hours, days, weeks, months have helped us get some justice for our son," Cornell's mother, Charlotte, said to reporters. "This is nothing that we would ever wish on any family."
Andrew Warrenwho had already pled guilty and was sentenced in connection to Cornell's deathtestified that he flew from England to Chicago to meet Lathem and take part in a pact to kill each other before agreeing to kill the 26-year-old Cornell at Lathem's suggestion. Prosecutors say Cornell was stabbed 79 times in Lathem's River North residence.
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