Lawyers of accused kidnapper to use mental health as defense

A Fox Illinois update about the man accused of kidnapping and killing missing University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. (WCCU)

A Fox Illinois update about the man accused of kidnapping and killing missing University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang.

According to court documents, Brendt Christensen’s lawyers plan to use their client’s mental health to avoid the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Specifically, they’d present evidence showing Christensen suffers from a type of Schizophrenia or another psychotic disorder.

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