Annie Le

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Annie Le's Family Sues Yale

Lawsuit: University should have done more to protect murder victim

(Newser) - Yale University could have, and should have, done more to protect Annie Le and other women on campus, Le’s family claims in a lawsuit filed yesterday. The family is suing for wrongful death over the murder of Le, who was killed by a co-worker at a campus lab in... More »

Fiancee of Yale Murder Suspect Visits Jail Regularly

'She supports him,' attorney says

(Newser) - Though her fiancee is in jail awaiting trial for the brutal murder of a Yale grad student , Jennifer Hromadka still visits Raymond Clark every few days, the AP reports. Hromadka visited Clark four times in the first half of January and nine times each in November and December, a Freedom... More »

Annie Le's Family Bids Farewell

(Newser) - Annie Le's family tried to reconcile the zest with which she embraced life with the senseless brutality of her death yesterday in a private funeral service held in California. "We could ask a thousand whys for the rest of our life," said her pastor, while Vivian Van Le... More »

Killer 'Smashed' Le's Body to Fit in 8-Inch Hole

Yale student's bones broken so she could be crammed into wall

(Newser) - Annie Le’s killer broke her bones and mangled her body to fit her into a hole in the wall the size of a computer monitor, an anonymous source tells the New York Post. “He just crushed her in there,” the source says. “She was like mush—... More »

Experts See Professional Jealousy in Yale Killing

Did Raymond Clark kill Annie Le because she was moving on?

(Newser) - Ray Clark could have strangled Annie Le because she was moving on to a satisfying career while he had to clean mouse cages in a lab, criminologists tell ABC News. If Clark is guilty, he may have suffered from what experts call "relative deprivation"—a mindset created "... More »

Ivy League Crimes Are More Equal Than Others

To grab headlines, commit or fall victim to murder at Harvard or Yale

(Newser) - The killing of Yale grad student Annie Le dominated headlines around the world, "but every murder is uniquely dramatic," Jack Shafer writes for Slate. Why this one? It involves a magic word. "Three murders at a Midwestern college equal one murder at Harvard or Yale," Shafer... More »

Another Murder Defies Race Stereotypes

Annie Le case latest to stir ugly racial fears, which proved false

(Newser) - When news of Annie Le's murder first emerged, scaremongering commentators seized on the dangers of studying on an "urban" campus, blogs author and sportswriter Jeff Pearlman—by which they didn't mean "an endless stream of Starbucks storefronts." Lo and behold, her alleged murderer is a "... More »

Clark Tried to Cover His Tracks as Cops Searched

DNA evidence led to arrest for Annie Le's murder

(Newser) - Before his arrest, murder suspect Raymond Clark tried to cover his tracks even as FBI agents and police searched the Yale lab where he worked. Clark, who has been charged with the murder of grad student Annie Le, was seen cleaning areas where Le had been before she died and... More »

Co-Workers: Clark's a 'Control Freak'

Lab tech placed in solitary after being charged with murdering Annie Le

(Newser) - Raymond Clark's co-workers at the Yale animal lab where he worked say the murder suspect was a domineering "control freak" who considered the animal cages his territory, a law enforcement source tells AP. Clark was placed in solitary confinement yesterday after being charged with murdering grad student Annie Le,... More »

Clark Charged With Murder

Yale lab tech accused of killing Annie Le arraigned, enters no plea

(Newser) - Raymond Clark III has been charged with the murder of Yale grad student Annie Le, the Hartford Courant reports. Clark, a lab technician at Yale, was arrested this morning at a motel and arraigned in Superior Court in New Haven. Clark, 24, did not submit a plea. His bail remains... More »

Lab Tech Arrested in Annie Le Slaying

(Newser) - After days of suspicion, police arrested Raymond Clark III today in the killing of 24-year-old Yale University graduate student Annie Le. He was taken into custody at a hotel where he was staying in Cromwell, Conn., about about 25 miles north of New Haven, and his bond is set for... More »

DNA Links Lab Tech to Yale Murder

Raymond Clark to be arrested today

(Newser) - DNA from the Yale lab tech suspected in the murder of grad student Annie Le has been linked to her death, sources tell the New Haven Register. Raymond Clark, 24, is expected to be arrested today, and is currently under police surveillance at the Connecticut motel where he's staying. The... More »

Yale Suspect Clark Was Last to See Le Alive

Records of their computer swipe cards show he entered lab just after she did

(Newser) - Raymond Clark, the prime suspect in the killing of Yale graduate student Annie Le, was the last person to see her alive, records of their computer swipe cards show. A source familiar with the records tells the Hartford Courant that Le used the card to gain access to the same... More »

Yale Suspect Scolded Victim Over Lab Mice

(Newser) - If Ray Clark did, as police apparently suspect, kill Annie Le, investigators have an odd theory about his motivation, the New York Daily News reports. In emails that caught their attention, the Yale lab technician scolded Le about her lax handling of mice in the lab. Le apologized, but investigators... More »

Annie Le Strangled: Autopsy

(Newser) - Connecticut's state medical examiner says Yale University grad student Annie Le died of traumatic asphyxiation, meaning she was strangled. Dr. Wayne Carver's office released a short statement about the autopsy today, three days after 24-year-old Le was found hidden inside the basement wall of a Yale medical school research building.... More »

Annie Le Suspect Is Released

Raymond Clark is engaged to live-in girlfriend Jennifer Hromadka

(Newser) - Raymond Clark, the lab tech "person of interest" who was picked up by police last night in connection with Yale grad student Annie Le’s murder, was released this morning after DNA samples were taken, CNN reports. Clark shares his apartment with the girlfriend he is engaged to marry... More »

Cops Detain 'Person of Interest' in Yale Murder

(Newser) - Connecticut authorities took a “person of interest” into custody tonight in connection with the investigation into the death of a Yale graduate student, WCBS-TV reports. Raymond Clark, a lab technician who worked with Annie Le, also 24, has been in authorities’ sights the past few days; they have a... More »

Police Suspect Lab Tech in Yale Killing

Cops deny reports that a student was suspected in Annie Le's murder

(Newser) - Police suspect a Yale lab technician in the killing of student Annie Le, rather than another student, as had previously been reported, the New Haven Independent reports. Police were investigating the employee, who works with animal testing, even before they found Le’s body, curious about the scratch marks on... More »

High-Profile Murders Haunt Yale

Race and class issues feature heavily in killings from past

(Newser) - Graduate student Annie Le's murder is just the latest in a series of high-profile killings to rock Yale University in recent history, reports Gawker, which dubs the university "Murdertown of the Ivies." The Yale killings too often feature a troubling mix of race, class, and bungling by authorities,... More »

Yale Holds Vigil for Annie Le

(Newser) - Hundreds of students and faculty members turned out tonight on the campus of Yale University, NECN reports, for a candlelight vigil in memory of Annie Le, the 24-year-old grad student found dead yesterday on the New Haven, Conn., campus. Le’s body was discovered inside a wall in a lab... More »

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