Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing – California News

Northwestern professor, Oxford staffer jailed in stabbing – California News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Far from their prestigious campuses, a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford finance officer were jailed in the San Francisco area on Saturday after eight days as fugitives in the death of a young hairdresser in Chicago who was repeatedly stabbed until the knife broke, police said.

The Northwestern microbiologist, Wyndham Lathem, had a personal relationship with the victim, although the nature of it wasn’t clear. While on the run, Lathem had sent a video to family and friends apologizing for his involvement in the crime he called “the worst mistake of my life,” according to investigators.


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