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Former MIT researcher pleads guilty to 2021 killing of Yale grad student

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has pleaded guilty to the 2021 killing of a Yale University graduate student found shot outside his car in Connecticut. Qinxuan Pan faces 35 years in prison following his guilty plea Thursday in a New Haven, Connecticut, court. The 32-year-old will be sentenced April 25. Prosecutors say that on the morning of Feb. 6, 2021, Pan shot Kevin Jiang on a New Haven street. He eluded authorities for three months before being apprehended in Alabama. Prosecutors didn’t mention a motive Thursday. Pan’s lawyer said the plea deal was a “prudent” choice for his client.

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