On July 8, 2019, US time, Zhang Yingying entered the trial stage of sentencing. Some court hearings were disclosed.
The prosecution calls for death penalty
This is not a "conventional crime. It is cold-blooded, calculated, cruel, and planned for several months." The prosecution called for the jury to sentence the defendant to death.
He further described eight facts, including Christensen's plan to commit crimes, and the crime was very cruel. He believed that Zhang Yingying was not good at English, and he was more willing to believe in the police. Her petite body was the ideal victim. Nielsen said that the defendant’s crime “should receive special punishment” and asked the jury to sentence Christensen to death.
The court broadcasts Zhang Yingying singing video