A 2017 photo provided by Zhang Xinyang shows his sister, Zhang Yingying, with their father, Zhang Ronggao and mother, Ye Lifeng, at a railway station in Nanping, China. Photo: Zhang Xinyang via AP

‘She’s gone forever’: Brendt Christensen bragged to girlfriend that he killed Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying

  • In a secret recording made by his girlfriend for the FBI, the suspect says he will not tell her or anyone else what he did with the victim’s body
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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A 2017 photo provided by Zhang Xinyang shows his sister, Zhang Yingying, with their father, Zhang Ronggao and mother, Ye Lifeng, at a railway station in Nanping, China. Photo: Zhang Xinyang via AP
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Zhang Yingying, a visiting student who went missing in June 2017. Photo: University of Illinois Police Department via TNS

Brendt Christensen, charged with beheading Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying, was obsessed with US serial killer Ted Bundy, court hears

  • Prosecutors tell jurors Zhang fought for her life as accused hit her with baseball bat, raped her and stabbed her in the neck before cutting off her head
  • Christensen’s girlfriend, who is expected to be star witness, wore wire for FBI in bid to capture incriminating statements
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Zhang Yingying, a visiting student who went missing in June 2017. Photo: University of Illinois Police Department via TNS
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