ang near the sp上海龙凤1314女神会所 ot where she went missing on June 9, 2017, just two months after she a
rrived in the United States from China. A stone was placed there, engraved with Zhang’s name in both English and Chinese.
For nearly two years, defense lawyers have been preparing their case for Brendt Christensen, a former University of Illi
nois doctoral student who is charged with kidnapping, torturing and killing the 26-year-old scholar from China.
On Wednesday, in the federal courtroom of the central Illinois city of Peoria, a 90-minute drive from the cam
pus, in front of Zhang’s family members, friends, reporters－and 12 jurors－it took defense atto
rney George Tesseff less than one minute to stun the courtroom by saying Christensen had indeed killed Zhang.
The surprise admission was part of the defense attorney’s strategy to focu
s on why his client’s life should be spared when the trial resumes on Monday.
two female Chi上海龙凤1314女神会所nese climbers: Ma Liyamu from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and Tsang Yin Hung from Hong Kong.
For Ma and Tsang, it was their second ascent to the summit of Mount Qomolangma, as Ma had reached th
e top of the mountain in 2016, and Tsang conquered it in 2017. But for Sun, this was her first such experience.
“What surprised me when I reached the top was the shadow of Mount Qom
olangma on other mountains. It was simply magnificent and stunning and it was a heavenly experience,” she shared.
Growing up, Sun didn’t have any aspirati
ons to climb Mount Qomolangma, but she loved drawing, especially nature and mountain scenes.
Having worked as a designer, she had some mountaineering exp
erience after climbing Mount Manaslu in September last year. Before she came into contact w
ith Ma, it was not in her mind to form an all-female, all-Chinese team to summit the mountain.
by-12-inch duffe上海夜网女神会所l bag — one in early March that was l
ater returned, and one on June 3. A bag of the same model — almost the same size as an a
dult — was purchased by Manganaro during the investigation and was presented to the jury.
The defense noted that the bag was still in Christensen’s apartment as of J
une 12, 2017, according to his wife, who saw him carrying the bag out without much difficulty.
Also revealed by Manganaro was Christensen’s Google search history, which showed that he had searched for “how iP
hone tracker works”, “obstruction of justice” and, multiple times, for updates on the search for Z
hang between June 9, when Zhang disappeared, and June 30, when he was arrested.
Besides the FBI agent’s testimony, the jury also saw surveillance video from a Champaign grocery store showing Ch
ristensen buying a large bottle of rum at 7:45 am on the morning of Zhang’s disappearance.