The word “gay” appears in none of the news stories I reviewed for this post. Apparently, the press doesn’t want the general public thinking about domestic violence among sodomites.
Professors rarely get into serious trouble with the law. The fact that we have a professor accused of murder, plus several other unique aspects of this case, have driven it to national prominence.
All of the homosexual professors that I knew during my 30 year career in academia were mentally disturbed to one degree or another. That’s not to say that they were dangerous psychopaths, but they did go beyond the usual level of eccentricity found among faculty.
Excerpt from Chicago Sun Times
Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, surrendered Friday night at the Oakland, California, federal building at around the same time Oxford College employee Andrew Warren, 56, was turning himself in to police in San Francisco, according to Michael McCloud, a fugitive task force commander with the U.S. Marshals Service.
Arrest warrants had been issued for the two men after Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau was found fatally stabbed July 27 inside an apartment in the Grand Plaza Apartments in the 500 block of North State Street, Chicago police said.
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Conroy said Saturday that fast-paced surrender negotiations through an attorney began late Friday afternoon and that by evening, Lathem arrived by car at the California courthouse.
Their apprehension came eight days after Cornell-Duranleau was found inside the Chicago apartment authorities said he shared with Lathem.
Police said the microbiologist had a personal relationship with Cornell-Duranleau, who moved to Chicago from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area after receiving his cosmetology license. They are not sure how Cornell-Duranleau or Lathem knew Warren, or if Warren knew them before he arrived in the United States last month.
Authorities had issued arrest warrants for Lathem, an associate professor in microbiology at NU since 2007, and Warren, who had arrived in Chicago three days before Cornell-Duranleau was found dead. The men were seen on surveillance video leaving the building together the day of the stabbing.
Friday night, the men were taken to the San Francisco County Jail. They will appear separately in court before being extradited to Illinois, where they face charges of first-degree murder.
Lathem had been a suspect since police first were tipped to the murder by a cryptic phone call to the front desk of the building on July 27.
Guglielmi said the night Cornell-Duranleau was killed, an attendant working the front desk received the call in which a male caller said, “There may have been a crime committed in Room 1004. You need to check it out.”
The attendant called the room, and when he got no response, called police. Officers entered the apartment with the building manager and discovered a “gruesome scene,” Guglielmi said.
Cornell-Duranleau had been stabbed multiple times, and Guglielmi said the blows landed with such force that the knife believed to be the murder weapon snapped.
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Michael Sneed reported that Lathem and Warren drove to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, shortly after the killing and donated $1,000 to the public library in Cornell-Duranleau’s name.
Cornell-Duranleau’s mother Charlotte Cornell told The Associated Press by phone from Michigan, where her son grew up, that the family doesn’t know the suspects.
Heavy offers more insights into the lives of the two suspects and the victim. Warren left behind a boyfriend in England when he came to the States.