Father of Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying’s killer Brendt Christensen testifies in bid to save son from death penalty

Convicted killer Brendt Christensen’s father took the stand in Illinois on Wednesday in an effort to save his son’s life, testifying about his son’s childhood night terrors and his love of animals, as well as about his mother’s alcoholism.“I’m his parent, I have to be here,” Michael Christensen said. “I love him, nothing’s going to stop that.”Christensen testified for the defence before a jury that will decide whether Brendt Christensen should be executed for the 2017 kidnapping and murder of…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3018104/father-chinese-scholar-zhang-yingyings-killer-brendt-christensen

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