Yale Professor Found Dead in Jail Cell
He was arrested after domestic dispute
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2013 11:07 PM CST
Updated Nov 28, 2013 12:30 AM CST
Samuel See was an assistant professor of English who focused on British and American modernist literature.   (Yale.edu)

(Newser) – Cops in New Haven, Connecticut, are probing the mysterious death of a Yale professor after his arrest in a domestic dispute. Samuel See, 34, was found dead around 6am Sunday after spending the night in a jail cell, and police say they do not believe he committed suicide, reports NBC Connecticut. Before he was sent to the detention center, he had been treated for a minor injury sustained in a dispute with his estranged husband, who had arrived at his home to collect belongings despite both men having protective orders against each other.

When See was reminded of the protective order, "he yelled that it was his house and that he shouldn't be arrested. See fought with Officers when they tried handcuffing him," a police spokesman says. "As See was led to a police car, he yelled to one of the arresting officers, 'I will kill you ... I will destroy you.'" See, who specialized in British and American modernist literature, was on leave this semester. The department's chair describes him as a "committed teacher and an innovative scholar with a sparkling intelligence and an open, generous heart," the Yale Daily News reports.

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TwoSheds
Nov 28, 2013 8:45 PM CST
They should have made same sex divorce legal
david90531
Nov 28, 2013 6:27 PM CST
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Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 28, 2013 3:16 PM CST
I forget the term the local corrections and jail people use here. Its a heart condition where an otherwise healthy person has a heart attack between prisoner counts and they die. There is no suicide watch because they have not threatened such. But they get themselves worked up into so much of an emotional froth, the heart can't take it and shuts down as a defense mechanism. It takes quick action to save the prisoner but in most cases they die. We had such a case not too long ago. The camera in his cell showed him just going to sleep. When it was time for breakfast, they realized he had died.