According to the latest report of the Associated Press on the 13th, the prosecution showed the jury a surveillance video from a local community store on the same day, showing that the suspect Christensen bought a kitchen garbage bag, Drano and 13 gallons (equivalent to 2.6 barrels of water) dedicated to dredging the sewer, the third day after Zhang Yingying was killed.
However, the report said it was not clear what the purpose of Christensens purchase of these items was. Drano is a common chemical used in the United States to clear clogged sinks and sewers, which can be used to dissolve organic matter. The online records displayed by the prosecution after Zhang Yingyings death also showed that he searched for information about how to clean up the items. In addition, the prosecution showed in court a large bag that Christensen bought three days before the incident. The bag was even larger than the prosecutors figure. The police had not found the bags whereabouts.
Prosecutors also showed another video showing Christensen buying a cheap bottle of rum at 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the 9 June incident and drinking it up. Reported that this is consistent with the previous days defense lawyers statement that Christensen fell into a minimum state on the day of the incident.
On the second day of the trial, a special FBI worker attended the trial as a witness, confirming a large-scale search of Zhang Yingying in Illinois. The search stretched from a local park to a coal mine 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, but no evidence was found to prove her condition, so she was presumed dead.
The judge announced on the same day that most of the evidence displayed in court, with some exceptions, would be made public.
In his opening statement on the 12th day of the previous day, federal prosecutor Eugene Miller gave the jury a detailed description of what the prosecution thought was Zhang Yingyings murder. Miller said Christensen took the victim to his apartment to commit brutal acts of sexual assault, beating and beheading, while defense lawyers unexpectedly admitted that Christensen killed Zhang Yingying, but did not plead guilty.
Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Li Wan_B11284