Known infectious disease, who was convicted for sophisticated murder, volunteered to help in the fight against coronavirus

A world-renowned expert on infectious diseases, accused of murder, which was part of his sexual fantasies, wants out of prison on bail to help in the study of coronavirus.

45-year-old Windham Latham, former Professor at northwestern University, asked for his release from Chicago’s cook County jail, where he is since his arrest for the murder of a young man in July 2017, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Microbiologist known for his investigations of the bubonic plague, claimed that his knowledge can help save lives in a pandemic.

«Thanks to his experience, Dr. Latham can advise and participate in research aimed at the study of SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus, responsible for the pandemic COVID-19, wrote in the appeal, Dr. William Goldman, a Professor from the University of North Carolina. — It would be wise to involve more experts in this world crisis that is rapidly expanding».

But during an emergency court hearing, held by teleconference, judge Charles burns rejected the petition of Latham on bail on Friday.

Infectious disease expert jailed for murder wants out to help with coronavirus

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Latema attorney, Adam Sheppard, said they were disappointed by the decision of the court, since his client suffers from diseases that could put him at increased risk if he was infected in prison by the coronavirus.

«We are deeply concerned about his health, said Sheppard on Monday. — He was hoping to go».

Latema accused of conspiracy with an employee of the University of Oxford Andrew Warren to kill 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell of Durango, who was found nearly beheaded with 70 stab wounds in the apartment of a Professor.

Warren pleaded guilty last year in a deal in which he agreed to testify against Latham, who pleaded not guilty of the charges.