Zhang Yingyings family filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Urbana Champaign, which was rejected by the judge

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 Zhang Yingyings family filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Urbana Champaign, which was rejected by the judge


Zhang Yingyings name is engraved on a monument on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. (source: wttw)

Overseas, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) - recently, Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingyings murder in the United States has made new progress. A federal judge in Illinois ruled that Zhang Yingyings family filed a civil lawsuit against the University of Urbana Champaign, rejecting the lawsuit against two counselors of the University.

On December 30 local time, Illinois federal judge Bruce ruled against Zhang Yingyings familys claim for reasonable compensation from the school, according to the associated press, the world daily and other media. Zhang Yingyings family filed a civil lawsuit against UIUC in June 2019, hoping that the school will provide reasonable compensation for the serious negligence of its psychological counseling center.

Court documents show that in the months before Yingyings disappearance, Christensen, the criminal who kidnapped and killed Zhang Yingying, had asked the Universitys psychological counseling center for help because of the idea of trying to kill and then escape repeatedly in her mind. He even confessed to buying tools and supplies for killing and destroying the body, but later all of them were returned.

On the 9th day after his first psychological consultation, Christensen went to the counseling center to talk with another psychologist and showed his willingness to accept the risk assessment of himself and others. However, the center did not have adequate treatment and safety plans and did not provide referral treatment.

Wang Zhidong, legal aid lawyer of Yingyings family, once told haiwai.com that there was an inevitable link between the school and Yingyings death. From the beginning of the case, the communication and support between the school and Yingyings family were very disappointing. Judge Bruce believes that it is far from the truth to blame the psychological consultants for Zhang Yingyings death, and it is not enough to hold them responsible according to the federal civil rights law of the United States. In the 36 page ruling, Bruce supported the schools lawyers motion that social workers could not be held legally responsible for the incomprehensible actions taken more than two months later by Christensen, who had only met once.

In June 2017, Zhang Yingying, 26, studied at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. On the afternoon of June 9, she disappeared in a black car. The FBI announced the arrest of Christensen on June 30 of the same year. Zhang YingYing and the killer had not known each other before. After a long trial, on June 24, 2019, the jury convicted Christensen of kidnapping and death. On July 18, 2019, the jury sentenced him to life imprisonment. Christensen is currently serving his sentence in a heavily guarded prison in Kentucky.

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