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    RC to Plead Guilty

    I didn't see a thread on this:

    Man Accused of Yale Student Killing Set to Plead Guilty

    EW HAVEN, Conn. – An attorney for an animal research technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student says his client plans to plead guilty Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belimom View Post
    I didn't see a thread on this:
    Thanks. It's in the news only thread up top, but it's a good idea to have comments here. My first thought, of course, is to wonder how much Clark will explain about the motive (if it's greater than rapidly escalating anger) and the crime.


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    http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2...mode=fullstory

    Raymond Clark's court appearance and presumably his confession will occur tomorrow morning.

    The New Haven Register, which has been a reliable source on this case, opens by saying that this plea deal occurred after "many months" of negotiation. This helps answer the complaints here and elsewhere that Clark was being denied a speedy trial. (Two other major factors in the delays were the examination of hundreds of pieces of forensic evidence and the tight schedules of Clark's lawyers.)


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    While I'm glad he's finally pleading guilty, I wouldn't be surprised if he stubbornly held out until enough damning forensic evidence was finally processed and which, at long last, convinced him he didn't stand a chance of getting away with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PatientOne View Post
    While I'm glad he's finally pleading guilty, I wouldn't be surprised if he stubbornly held out until enough damning forensic evidence was finally processed and which, at long last, convinced him he didn't stand a chance of getting away with it.
    I think that you're right about his holding out.

    In any case, it's now official: The plea has been changed:

    http://www.wfsb.com/news/27224956/detail.html

    Presumably, we will hear what Clark and the victim's family and husband-to-be have to say at the sentencing hearing, whenever that might occur.


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    Yale killing suspect pleads guilty to murder

    Raymond Clark III entered the plea Thursday under an agreement with prosecutors that calls for a 44-year sentence.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...-killing_N.htm


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    from the article:
    "Besides admitting to murder, he confessed to a charge of attempted sexual assault."

    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/i...ie_le/id_34802


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    Her bra was pushed up, her panties were pulled down and they found his semen on her. Like I said before the discussion went completely off the rails, stangulations are overwhelmingly crimes of passion. There almost had to be a sexual component to this tragedy.


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    http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-yale-ki...,6525780.story

    I find it sickening that the fiance is still supporting him! WTH!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyBug99 View Post
    http://www.ctnow.com/news/hc-yale-ki...,6525780.story

    I find it sickening that the fiance is still supporting him! WTH!
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    I am always relieved when a defendant pleads guilty and keeps the family from having to deal with a trial and endless appeals, as long as they have accepted the sentence and do not feel cheated. I doubt he will get parole and 44 years is a long time. Saves lots of money and hopefully saves Annie's family some heartache.
    Just my opinion, of course.


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    Post Yale killing suspect admits murder, gets 44 years

    From Brian Vitagliano and Jesse Solomon, CNN
    March 17, 2011 12:55 p.m. EDTNew Haven, Connecticut (CNN) -- A Yale University lab technician pleaded guilty Thursday to murder and attempted sexual assault in the killing of graduate student Annie Le in 2009.
    Raymond Clark III will be sentenced to 44 years in prison as part of the plea agreement.
    In court Thursday, prosecutors described injuries to the victim and evidence of attempted sexual assault.
    Le, 24, was strangled to death. She had a broken jaw and collarbone, the prosecution said. Clark's DNA was "all over" the crime scene, including in her underwear, the state charged.
    Le's body was discovered inside a wall of a Yale lab building four days later after an extensive search by the FBI and police.
    Clark, 26, admitted the facts as the prosecution presented them but pleaded guilty under a legal precedent that allows him to do so while still officially protesting his innocence. more at link: http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/17/...plea/?hpt=Sbin
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoke View Post
    from the article:
    "Besides admitting to murder, he confessed to a charge of attempted sexual assault."

    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/i...ie_le/id_34802
    Until now, the fuller dimensions of this horrific murder have not be released. Poor Annie Le's last moments must have been terrifying:

    " Clark pleaded guilty to the sexual assault charge under the Alford Doctrine. That means that he doesn’t necessarily agree for the record that he tried to sexually assault Annie Le, but that he acknowledges the state has enough evidence to convict him of the charge.

    Prosecutor Strollo told the court that Annie Le’s body was found with her bra pushed up and her panties pushed down; her shoes and socks were off. And investigators found semen on her panty liner, Strollo said. He said semen from elsewhere at the scene definitively matched Clark’s DNA.
    Le also had a broken jaw and collarbone, and a bruise at the back of her head, Strollo said. The medical examiner concluded those injuries happened while Le was alive, he said. "

    I am pleased by the length of the sentence; I feared a much, much shorter sentence for manslaughter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoke View Post
    from the article:
    "Besides admitting to murder, he confessed to a charge of attempted sexual assault."

    http://www.newhavenindependent.org/i...ie_le/id_34802
    Thanks for your post. I wondered if it is a sexually driven crime or one out of anger.
    Either way it seems her upcoming marriage pushed him over the edge.
    How horrible.


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