Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 13
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
PEORIA, the United States -- The defense attorney for Brendt Christensen admitted Wednesday that the defendant kidnapped and killed Chinese visiting scholar Zhang Yingying in 2017, during the opening statements in the trial at a federal courthouse in Peoria, U.S. state of Illinois.
The opening statements of the trial started from 9 a.m. (1400 GMT), just after the jury was sworn. Media staff and the public took up all the 12 rows of seats in the courtroom. (US-Chinese Scholar-Murder)
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