The man accused in the death of a Chinese-born U of I scholar will be tried in Peoria. Federal prosecutors yesterday said that Brendt Christensen’s trial is being moved from Urbana because it will be easier for everyone involved. The Justice Department assigned the case to a Peoria judge earlier this year. Christensen is charged with kidnapping Yingying Zhang from the U of I campus in June of last year. No one ever found her body. Christensen is facing the death penalty.