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Raymond Clark pleaded guilty in March to the 2009 slaying of Yale graduate student Annie Le.

June 3, 2011 2:35 p.m. EDT

Former Yale University lab technician Raymond Clark III has been sentenced to 44  years in prison for the grisly killing of a graduate student in 2009, according  to court officials.

Judge Roland Fasano sentenced Clark, 26, on  Friday in New Haven, Connecticut, Superior Court as part of a plea agreement, said Rhonda  Stearley-Hebert, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Fasano  pleaded guilty in March to the murder and attempted sexual assault of  pharmacology student Annie Le.

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 was pursuing a doctorate degree at Yale when she went missing on September 8,  2009. Her body was discovered inside a wall of a campus lab building after an  extensive search by the FBI and police.

Clark 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

He pleaded guilty under the so-called Alford doctrine, which allows a defendant to assert  that he is innocent but plead guilty when he “intelligently concludes that his  interests require a guilty plea and the record strongly evidences  guilt.”

Clark had pleaded not guilty in January  2010.

Le had planned to marry Columbia graduate student Jonathan Widawsky on  the day her body was found.

Clark was not a Yale student but had worked as  a lab technician at the university since 2004, after graduating from high  school. He lived with his girlfriend, who also was a Yale lab technician,  according to police.

A Yale faculty member described Clark’s job as  maintaining colonies for animals used in research.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/03/connecticut.yale.killing/index.html


using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z


A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9


Raymond J. Clark

9                      2

how he loses his heart’s desire = RK = 92 = Prosecution.

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