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Hatchet Murderer Sentenced To Life In Prison With Chance Of Parole

Romanian-born Cristian Loga-Negru admitted to killing his wife Roxana Abrudan in 2014 with a hatchet, and now he will spend the rest of his life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz handed down the sentence in court Wednesday afternoon against Loga-Negru, who pleaded in […]

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Insanity Plea Rejected In Hatchet Murder Case

Cristian Loga-Negru, a Romanian national, admitted to killing his wife Roxana Abrudan in 2014 with a hatchet, but Racine County Felony Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz rejected his assertion Wednesday that he was criminally insane when he did it. Stone-faced and slumped down in a chair, Loga-Negru stared down towards the floor as Gasiorkiewicz gave the rationale behind […]

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Accused Hatchet Murderer Getting Mental Evaluation

The murder trial of Cristian Loga-Negru for allegedly killing his wife with a hatchet in November 2014 is delayed pending the outcome of a mental health evaluation. Online court records indicate the hearing Jan. 12 was triggered by a report from Glassman Neuropsychology Associates and that Loga-Negru changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental disease […]

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Viewing Physical Evidence Next in Case Against Accused Hatchet Murderer

The case against an Illinois man accused of killing his estranged wife last fall with a hatchet is continuing forward. Cristian Loga-Negru, 38, of Arlington Heights, IL, is charged with 1st degree intentional homicide, mayhem and kidnapping. He is being held without bond at the Racine County Jail after he allegedly killed Roxana Abrudan at the Mount Pleasant […]

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Video: Accused Hatchet Murderer in Court

Accused wife killer Cristian Loga-Negru appeared Friday before Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz for a competency hearing. During the proceeding at which the defendant appeared without an attorney, he said he believes he is competent to stand trial and does not challenge the findings of state psychiatrist Dr. Robert Rawski. Loga-Negru said he […]