The Latest: Northwestern fires professor accused in stabbing | National News – Arizona News

The Latest: Northwestern fires professor accused in stabbing | National News – Arizona News

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee accused in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local):

Northwestern University officials say a professor accused in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man has been fired.

University spokesman Alan Cubbage said Monday that Wyndham Lathem was fired for fleeing from police when there was a warrant out for his arrest. He says the firing took effect Friday.

University officials say Lathem still is banned from the school’s campuses in Chicago and suburban Evanston.

Lathem had been on faculty since 2007 and was an associate professor of microbiology-immunology.

He appeared in a California courtroom Monday afternoon and waived extradition back to Illinois. He faces a murder warrant issued in Chicago in the July 27 death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

Chicago authorities have 30 days to bring him back.

A Northwestern University professor will head back to Chicago to face charges in a brutal stabbing death.

Wyndham Lathem appeared in a California courtroom Monday afternoon and waived extradition back to Illinois. Chicago authorities have 30 days to get him.

Lathem and Andrew Warren, an Oxford University financial officer, were on the run for more than a week before they surrendered Friday to authorities in Oakland and San Francisco.

They are being held on murder warrants in the July 27 death of 26-year-old Trenton Cornell-Duranleau.

Lathem’s attorney…

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