(Urbana, IL) — Lawyers for the man accused of kidnapping a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois want to push his trial back. Brendt Christensen’s legal team yesterday told a judge that they need more time to prepare a defense. They want the trial delayed til the fall of 2018. Federal prosecutors are charging Christensen with kidnapping resulting in the death of Yingying Zhang back in June. The charges could earn Christensen the death penalty.