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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:09 AM
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Yale lab worker arrested in student's killing, police say
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:12 AM by NYC Liberal
Source: CNN



NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (CNN) -- A Yale University lab technician was arrested Thursday in the slaying of a graduate student whose body was found in the basement wall of an off-campus medical research building, police said.

Raymond Clark was apprehended about 8:10 a.m. ET at a Super 8 motel in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he had spent the night after being released Wednesday following his submission to DNA testing.

Annie Le's body was found in the basement wall of an off-campus medical research building Sunday. She had been strangled.

Le, 24, a pharmacology student, was last seen alive September 8, the day she appeared in a surveillance video entering a four-story lab at 10 Amistad St., about 10 blocks from the main campus.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/09/17/yale.student.le/ind...
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robo50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:19 AM
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1. Well, I'm happy he's off the streets! This was so
depressing, and produced so much anxiety for New Haven folks.

Thankful for the work of all law enforcement units, working hard to get this arrest.

Thanks for posting this news.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:30 AM
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2. The ultimate in workplace violence.
Glad he can't hurt anyone else.
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:05 AM
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3. Are we ASSuming he is guilty?
How could they test the DNA this fast? Did they find something else? What details do we know??? If he is guilty, I think it would be because it was sexual (she was quite pretty), or maybe she caught him doing something wrong in the lab (like sleeping, or making a bomb, etc??). Does ANYBODY know anything at this point??
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:59 AM
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4. Or maybe he was just some fucking nut case who was destined to go off sooner or later.
Unfortunately for this poor woman, it was her bad luck to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:34 AM
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7. Read on another site that a High school girl friend said he raped her...
Maybe he's a serial woman abuser who finally got caught.
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 AM
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8. Sexual?Try anger that a girl like her wouldn't touch this creep with a ten foot pole.
And DNA results can be obtained this quickly,particularly in a case as high profile as this one.

Maybe he is innocent but he's done a pretty good job of playing a guy with something to hide since he first came up as a potential suspect.

My condolences to the family of Ms.Le,her fiance and all those who knew and cared for her.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:28 AM
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10. This was a very secure building where they had to use passes
to get into different areas and rooms of the building. According to the swipes on her security pass, the last place Annie Le went to was the basement, where her body was found and where the accused worked. They narrowed down the suspect list by the security passes that both of them used. Plus, he texted her that morning and asked her to meet him to discuss her research animals.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:08 PM
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13. and they examined his defensive wounds, they can match them as human vs cat- which he said they were
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:06 PM
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12. oh yeah, obviously she provoked it- if gals weren't pretty or smart he wouldn't kill anyone.
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mikeysnot Donating Member (965 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:07 AM
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5. My guess
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:08 AM by mikeysnot
she was getting ready to be married, and I believe it was a fatal attraction, jealousy reaction....
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SlingBlade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 AM
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6. Condolences to her family and fiance
This must of been a world ender for them

RIP Annie
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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9. then according to Fox, shouldn't all Ivy League schools be closed as they are staffed with killers?
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:22 AM by tomm2thumbs

or perhaps they might be thinking ALL colleges? - or does that only play when they talk about crimes committed by an employee at Acorn?
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:54 AM
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11. Clark a nice guy, neighbors say
Clark a nice guy, neighbors say

By Margy Slattery, Lauren Rosenthal and Esther Zuckerman
Staff Reporter, Staff Reporter, Staff Reporter
Published Thursday, September 17, 2009


In high school, Raymond Clark III pitched for the baseball team, made the honor roll and joined the Asian Awareness Club. Friends and acquaintances from high school described him as personable certainly not likely to be a killer.

But DNA tests linking Clark, 24, to the murder of Annie Le MED 13 place him at the center of a brutal homicide investigation. Clarks arrest is expected this morning ten days after Le was last seen entering the research facility where her body was found last Sunday, stuffed behind a wall in the basement.

Law enforcement officials named Clark a person of interest in the case Tuesday night, when police served one warrant to search his Middletown, Conn., residence and another warrant to take DNA samples from his body. A neighbor at Clarks Middletown apartment complex, who declined to give her name but said she was a high school student, said Clark had lived on the first floor of 40 Ferry St. for five months with his fiance, Jennifer Hromadka, who is also an animal lab technician at Yale.

I once bummed a cigarette off of him, the neighbor said. He didnt look like the kind of guy who would (kill someone).

Another neighbor, Sana Cotten, said Clark was not well-known in the apartment complex but that neighbors were surprised to see him under police surveillance Monday and Tuesday.

He was a nice guy, Cotten said. Nothing alarming, nothing that would make you say, Hes kind of weird.

Cheryl Preneta, who lived on the same street as Clark and took the bus to school with him when the two were children, said she dropped the television remote in her hand when she heard the name of a fellow Branford High School graduate on television Tuesday night. Preneta and other Branford High friends then took to Facebook to discuss the news.

All of us cant believe that he was questioned, she said in a phone interview Tuesday. But were just waiting to see if the evidence points to him or not, and were all just hoping it doesnt.

http://www.yaledailynews.com/news/features/2009/09/17/c...
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 PM
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14. I love and hate stories like that
Not like Phillip Garrido, who was known to the neighborhood kids as "creepy Phil".
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:34 PM
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17. Even with Garrido,
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 06:37 PM by LisaL
you could find people describing him as nice and polite.
"Garrido, who printed business cards for Cheyvonne Molino and her husband's companies throughout the past decade, would sometimes bring two young girls (now 15 and 11) with him as he toured his clients' businesses. Molino said Garrido was "very nice and polite. He did business, you know, amicably. He came in, he took our orders, normal business person.""
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/09/01/earlyshow/mai...
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:08 PM
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15. If he couldn't have her, neither could anyone else.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 04:29 PM by rocktivity
I don't think it's a coincidence that she died right before her wedding. My guess is that he worshiped her from afar, didn't approach her because she was engaged, and as the day drew near, panicked at the thought of marriage taking any chance of his winning her (either symbolically or literally). So he made one last-ditch effort to win her over, and when he was rejected...

:cry:
rocktivity
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:02 PM
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16. why do people want this to have to do with sex instead of his out of contro temper?
why aren;t people discussing his contolling nature and short fuse and instead imbuing this w/ gauzy romanic overtones.
unrequited love- really?- when it comes from a controlling delusional freakazoid?

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:26 PM
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18. I was looking through HIS gauze--which HE manufactured
to cover his controlling delusional freakazoidness.


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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:10 PM
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19. as far asI heard he was just an extremely uptight angry person at his job- a control freak and ....
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:14 PM by bettyellen
while i don't doubt a woman cowoker not being cowed by his bullying would piss him off even more tahan a dude would... i don't think that the evidence shows that a crush or attempted rape (as common as rape is as a prelude to killing a woman) have anything to do with this crime.

let me put it this ways for you, if she had been your fiance or daughter how'd you feel if the reporting used romantic terms like unrequited love , crush, and spurned and love the ilk to describe emotions felt by the man who strangled your loved one?
wouldn't that repulse or anger you? even if she had been raped why do they use cutesy grade school words like crush to describe a murderer? it's not cute, and there are no excuses. i know it;s human natire to look for a reason, but why try to explain it a if she was a party to any of it.
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