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2019-07-24 点击:617

On the morning of July 8 (Monday) in the central United States, Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying was formally entered into the sentencing stage in the murder trial.

On June 24, the defendant Christensen was found guilty by the federal jury, including three counts of kidnapping for death. Today, the same jury will decide whether he should be sentenced to death penalty.

In Illinois, where the death penalty has been abolished, the quest for a death sentence makes this trial very special. And the focus of the next trial is what will Christensen do to save his life?

The sentencing phase trial starting on the 8th will be carried out on a small scale. The whole process is expected to include the opening statements, evidence, witnesses and testimony of the prosecution and the defense, and the closing of the case. The expected duration is around one and a half weeks. According to US law, at this stage, the prosecutor will impose a statutory aggravating factor on why the offender should be sentenced to death, and the defense will propose a factor of commutation. Then, a 12-member jury consisting of seven men and five women will make a final ruling. As long as one person disagrees with the offender, he should be sentenced to death. He will be exempt from death and will be sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Zhang Yingying’s parents had been interviewed before.

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According to《芝加哥新闻公报》, at the first pre-trial hearing held on the morning of the 8th, the judge clarified to the prosecution and the defense what evidence would be allowed to use during the sentencing phase. Christensen, wearing a gray shirt and dark trousers, attended the trial and his father was present that day.

After the official trial began in the afternoon, the prosecutor on behalf of the prosecution, James Nelson, first issued an opening statement. He began his remarks from the last line of Zhang Yingying's diary.

"Life is too short, not willing to be ordinary." The diary wrote.

xx检察官说:“她不知道自己的生命会有多短暂。” “她不仅是一位国际访问学者,也是一位忠诚而慈爱的女儿。她是整个家庭的希望。“

尼尔森说,她的父亲仍然难以直视女儿的照片。 “当她是一个成年人,就像她母亲的妹妹一样,她总是喜欢和我们说话。她爱她的家人,”他说。

她也喜欢唱歌,声音很棒。 “但这个美妙的声音在2017年6月9日永远沉默。”

尼尔森呼吁克里斯滕森被判处死刑。他列举了总共八项法定加重因素,包括他不是“普通罪行”,而是一项计划数月的残忍罪行。她的家人;缺乏悔意;受害者特别容易受到伤害;试图通过虚假陈述阻挠调查并隐藏受害者的尸体。

检方特别强调,克里斯滕森无法通过清理犯罪现场和隐藏自己的身体在她的家乡中国举行正式的葬礼。 “这让痛苦无止境。”检方称该罪行“值得特别惩罚”,并要求陪审团判处克里斯滕森死刑。

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2019年7月8日,在伊利诺伊州皮奥里亚,张莹莹的家人和律师到了法庭。视觉中国图

辩护律师:

他常常是梦游,而不是连环杀手

后来,克里斯滕森由法院指定的律师Julie Brain发布,宣布辩护开始,她再次告诉陪审团,克里斯滕森长期以来一直在努力解决心理健康问题。

“他将独自一人在监狱中死去,”他的律师说。 “唯一的问题是他是死在监狱还是以判处死刑而告终。”

接下来,律师从小就描述了克里斯托弗的心理健康问题。他经常在深夜,梦游和偏头痛中醒来,这可能会导致神经衰弱。

克里斯滕森的父亲说,当他15岁时,他发现他半夜赤脚走出房子到街上,闯进停在街上的面包车。幸运的是,他被家人带回来了。

当他接受测试后,他没有找到任何药物。当他醒来时,他说他对发生的事感到不安。

从那以后,克里斯滕森的表现一落千丈,但他考上了一所技术学院,并最终进入威斯康星大学,然后进入伊利诺伊大学攻读医生。

律师说,在伊利诺伊大学期间,他的心理问题进一步恶化。他曾寻求过心理健康治疗,但没有得到他需要的帮助。

“他犯下的罪行确实是他的错,但这不应该被判处死刑,”他的律师说。

“他不是一个连环杀手,”她说,拒绝检方以前的声明,克里斯滕森声称有13名受害者。

律师还说,在他入狱两年期间,他没有表现出任何危险迹象。她鼓励陪审员做出道德决定,保持开放的心态,并判他终身监禁而不是死刑。

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案件开庭后,检方传唤了证人。前三名证人是FBI语言学家,负责审查张莹莹的家人和朋友提供的视频中的证词是否准确翻译。他们都出生在中国,并在中国和美国接受过专业的语言培训。他们目前是FBI的正式员工。

Later, Zhang Yingying’s boyfriend Hou Yulin testified, and also recorded an interview recorded by four students and good friends of Zhang Yingying, proving that Zhang Yingying is a person with excellent results, warm and friendly love, filial piety, caring for younger brothers, enthusiastic public welfare, and awkward life.

At present, there are still many variables in whether Christensen will eventually be sentenced to death.

The analysis of the Illinois media《芝加哥论坛报》, which has been closely following the trial, pointed out that in order for the jury to believe that Christensen must be sentenced to death, in the next sentencing phase, the prosecution must prove to all jurors that he was deliberately murdered. At the same time, the jury must agree to one of the reasons for the existence of a “statutory aggravating factor” or the death penalty.

These factors and reasons include: Proof that Zhang Yingying died as a result of kidnapping; Christensen committed a crime in a “specially horrifying and cruel way” involving torture or serious physical abuse of the victim; Christensen "After a lot of planning and premeditated crimes were committed."

If the above factors of heavy judgment are unanimously approved by the jury, then the jury can consider “unlawful aggravating factors”, including the impact of the victim, the possible danger to the future, the lack of remorse of the perpetrator, etc. The jury must also reach a consensus.

The defense lawyers will provide the “mitigation factor”, which is why Christensen should not accept the death penalty.

Pieces.

Earlier, Christensen’s lawyers revealed that they had proposed to disclose where her body was replaced by life imprisonment. However, Wang Zhidong, a lawyer of Zhang Yingying’s family, told Yu News that they could not believe the authenticity of the defendant’s words and therefore did not agree with the proposal.

xx根据王志东的分析,大多数在联邦法院审理的刑事案件通常由法官在定罪后确定。除了死刑案件,它需要由陪审团决定,12个陪审团必须达成协议。即使只有一个人不同意,死刑也将逃脱死刑,并被判处终身监禁。在这种情况下,如果犯罪克里斯滕森被判处死刑,辩方将不可避免地提出上诉。死刑案件的上诉程序将持续多年。如果罪犯被判处终身监禁,则辩护上诉的可能性非常小。在美国终身监禁意味着罪犯不能被保释,也就是说,不可能离开监狱,例如保释,假释,减刑或病假。克里斯滕森一旦被判终身监禁,最终将死于狱中。

审判将于10日继续进行,新闻将继续跟踪报道。

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