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Does This Look Like The Face of an Ex-Northwestern Professor In Prison For A Bizarre Sex Killing, Fighting To Be Released So He Can Fight COVID-19?

Some people in this world are content keeping it straight missionary in the bedroom their whole life. The missionary lifestyle just works for them and they're truly happy in an ignorance is bliss sort of way. Like Ned Flanders

(Not so Fun Fact - did you know there's an island off the coast of Ireland called Inis Beag where its custom to keep your pajamas/underwear on during sex? Men use that peep-hole thing and pull em to the side on their lady's like Rich Gang. Forever) 

For other people, they need a little spice in their life. They're always pushing the envelope. The more risque the better. It usually starts with a little innocent role-playing. From there some couples will invite a girl into the bedroom for a three-way. AKA the gateway drug of sex. Once you go threesome it's hard to go back. 

Everybody knows somebody, or knows somebody that knows somebody, or IS that somebody that's welcomed another man into their "copulation activities". (Don't worry if you're that guy, this is a judgment-free zone). The Devil's Threesome is a very slippery slope. More often than not, the friend who goes down this road never turns back. Instead they embrace it. Like a true maverick. They put the pedal to the floor, gunning it right on to cuckholding, sadomasochism, cutting, water sports, that furry shit, and all those other fun deviant things.

Wyndham Lathem was such a man. 

The scene is Chicago; present day.

Chicago Tribune - The former Northwestern professor, Wyndham Lathem, accused of fatally stabbing his boyfriend to fulfill an elaborate sexual fantasy should be released pending trial so he can help in the battle against COVID-19, his attorneys again argued in court Thursday.

“I’m guessing there’s no other litigants that have proposed this to the court, that their client can possibly aid in a very significant matter,” defense attorney Barry Sheppard said. “This man is a leading immunologist and someone who knows lung infections better than anyone else.”

It was the second attempt at release by the attorneys defending Lathem against some of the strangest murder charges in recent Chicago history. Their first effort was denied last month, records show.

But attorneys argued in a public video hearing that Lathem could be safely released with the supervision of a professional acquaintance, a writer whose name was not given in court. The man would be tasked with checking on Lathem daily and reporting to the court his compliance with the conditions of his release, defense attorneys said. Such “third-party custodian” arrangements are rare in state court.

Lathem, a microbiologist and immunologist who previously studied the plague, is currently being held without bond at Cook County Jail. Prosecutors said Thursday they believe he is not eligible for release on bond.

The salacious details of his case made international headlines. Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, was stabbed some 70 times in Lathem’s posh high-rise apartment in the Near North neighborhood in July 2017.

Prosecutors have said that Warren, from England, and Lathem, then an associate professor of microbiology at Northwestern, killed him to fulfill a sexual fantasy that they had plotted online for months beforehand.

Prosecutors have alleged that Lathem lured his boyfriend to his high-rise apartment in Chicago’s Near North neighborhood. Early on the morning of July 27, 2017, Warren stood in the doorway to the bedroom with his cellphone in hand as Lathem repeatedly stabbed Cornell-Duranleau as he slept, according to prosecutors. Lathem had asked Warren to video-record the killing, prosecutors said, but he never did.

The two fled Chicago, setting off an intense nationwide manhunt for more than a week before they were captured without incident in California. Both were ordered held without bail.

Chicagoans remember this story well. Summer of 2017 this story broke and it was straight out of a James Patterson novel. A gay, genius Northwestern professor with a name so ridiculous it must be fictional (no offense or relation to $20 Chef) lures an unsuspecting victim to his penthouse pad where he brutally murders him with help from his lover. Then the two of them lead authorities on a wild goose chase. Had very Andrew Cunanan type vibes to it. 

Anyway, Wyndham's trial was a circus obviously. He might have accomplished the unthinkable and found somebody to represent him that's crazier than he is. Glad to see he hasn't broken character in the 3 years since either.

“This man is a leading immunologist and someone who knows lung infections better than anyone else." His attorneys argued in a public video hearing that Lathem could be safely released with the supervision of a professional acquaintance, a writer whose name was not given in court. The man would be tasked with checking on Lathem daily and reporting to the court his compliance with the conditions of his release, defense attorneys said. Such “third-party custodian” arrangements are rare in state court.

Correction to my prior statement. This is a storyline straight out of Hollywood that we've all seen before. Replace the COVID virus with a man-made biological weapon (wink wink) and we've basically got the plotline to The Rock here. Not Rocky Maivia "The Rock" you jabronies. 

The wonderful film starring a murderers row of a cast- Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer, David Morse, William Forsythe, a very underrated Claire Forlani, 

and ALL TIME dime piece Vanessa Marcil.

(SIDEBAR - speaking of Vanessa Marcil, can we talk about her ex-husband Brian Austin Green for a minute? Did you know this guy-

was dating Tiffani Amber-Thiessen in her prime 

then HE dropped HER to move on to Vanessa Marcil

had a kid with her and then HE left HER for Megan Fox.

What a fucking run.

As much as I don't want to, we might have to induct Brian Austin Green into the inaugural Cocksman HOF class (coming in June). 

(SIDEBAR ADJOURNED) 

Now to get back to the gay sex triangle murder. 

I wasn't fortunate to get my degree from Northwestern University like White Sox Dave. But I did right down the street at Loyola so I was very familiar with the campus, its students, and its professors. Evanston, IL is basically the Midwestern version of The People's Republic of Cambridge, Mass. Which isn't a bad thing. Just very well educated, left-leaning people who love to tell you about both those things. A lot of space cadets also. For the life of me, I still can't comprehend how this guy 

managed to fit in here - 

but Wyndham Lathem? He blends right in in Evanston. Supposedly he was extremely well-liked by students and fellow faculty too. Which just added to the shock factor for everybody when this news broke. 

For the most part, he was a normal, extremely smart, and respected man. With some wild skeletons in his closet.

(ANOTHER SIDEBAR PLEASE) 

What does it take to get to the point when your sexual fantasies are at the murder level? I know of some guys in Chicago that are into "watching" their wives with other dudes. Cuckholding, voyeurism, whatever the fuck it's called it's too much for my brain and insecurity to handle. These guys supposedly love it though. And the one thing they have in common? They're incredibly successful and wealthy. 

Does that just come with the territory? Once you have access to things the common man doesn't do your depravity levels rise? Is that why you hear those really fucked up stories of old billionaires being into snuff films and really dark shit? Nothing else does it for them anymore?

Was Wyndham Lathem just so bored with regular-old blowies, butt sex, and docking (tried to find the Jim Norton clip about docking but it's nowhere) that the only thing he could think of to get him off was brutally stabbing somebody? 

(SIDEBAR ADJOURNED)

So we've got Lathem's attorney claiming his client should be released for the good of the world. Not for his own benefit, but for ours. "He's one of the world's leading experts on the subject of immunology and diseases related to the lungs", and just so happens the last thing he was studying before he went to the slammer was "the plague." 

I was born at night, but not last night counselor. 

Like in The Rock, a man this dangerous can't just be pardoned and let out of prison. Although prison seems like the perfect environment for somebody that is into that kind of sex combined with murder, Lathem can't be trusted to not claim another innocent victim while "fighting COVID-19". And no offense to his "unnamed well-known author" buddy that will be chaperoning him, but unless that man's legal name is Nicolas Kim Coppola (Nicholas Cage's real name) then he isn't fit for the job.

PS - Bonus Vanessa Marcil for the table. You know I wouldn't leave you hangin'