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State gets more time in alleged sexual-fantasy murder case

FILE - in this Aug. 19, 2017 file photo, Wyndham Lathem arrives at a police station as he is escorted by Chicago police in Chicago. Lathem, a Northwestern University professor, and Andrew Warren, an Oxford University financial officer, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been working in Chicago. Authorities say Cornell-Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body during the July attack in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo. Lathem and Warren surrendered peacefully to police in California on Aug. 4 after an eight-day manhunt. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool File)

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge has given prosecutors more time to secure an indictment of an ex-Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee accused in the fatal July stabbing of a hairstylist in Chicago as part of an apparent sexual fantasy.

The judge granted a request by Cook County prosecutors for extra time during a brief hearing Friday. The next hearing is Sept. 15.

Wyndham Lathem and Oxford financial official Andrew Warren were arrested last month on first-degree murder charges. After a formal indictment, there would be an arraignment. A bond-court judge ordered in August they remain jailed.

Prosecutors say they stabbed Lathem’s boyfriend, Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, 70 times at Lathem’s Chicago apartment. The 46-year-old Lathem and 56-year-old Warren allegedly chatted online about their sexual fantasy of killing others, then themselves.

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