Judge OKs streaming video of trial in Chinese scholar death
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Video of the trial of a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a Chinese scholar will be streamed from a federal courthouse to a viewing room near campus.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports U.S. District Judge James Shadid on Tuesday approved the request “to accommodate members of the public and the victim’s family.”
The closed-circuit video will stream from the trial in Peoria to a viewing room at the Urbana courthouse, about 90 miles (144 kilometers) away.
Her family’s Urbana-based attorney, Steve Beckett, says the family is planning to return to Illinois from China for the trial.
Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com