Former MBA Student Sentenced In Murder Conviction Trial

October 18, 2016

By Marty Carlino

A former Dominican University MBA student, Cristian Loga-Negru, was sentenced to serve life in prison in connection with the death of Roxana Abrudan, 36, on Nov. 19, 2014 in Mount Pleasant, WISC.

According to previously reported information from The Star, Loga-Negru, an Arlington Heights native, was charged with first degree intentional homicide, kidnapping and mayhem in 2014 after the death of his wife Roxana Abrudan.

On Oct. 5 2016, Racine County Circuit Judge, Eugene Gasirokewicz sentenced Loga-Negru, 40, to life in prison for the charge of first degree intentional homicide for hacking Abrudan to death with a hatchet.

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Loga-Negru had his insanity plea rejected by a Racine County judge earlier this year, who ruled the defendant was not suffering from a mental disease or defect when he killed his wife in November 2014.

Loga-Negru first enrolled in Dominican’s MBA program in 2012. He was scheduled to complete his masters in finance in 2015 but was permanently suspended from the university after the charges.

Reports from the Tribune also cited Racine County District Attorney, Patricia Hanson dismissing any arguments that Loga-Negru’s behavior towards Abrudan was an anomaly. “There is a pattern of conduct here from Mr. Loga-Negru,” Hanson said.

Loga-Negru will be eligible to apply for parole in 30 years, at the age of 70.

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