Yale to Gather in Memory of Slain Graduate Student

By Debra Alfarone
|  Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009  |  Updated 6:58 AM EDT
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Lab Tech Arrested in Yale Student's Murder

Yale will hold a service in memory of Annie Le, the graduate student who was slain.

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Tonight, the Yale University community will gather to remember Annie Le, the graduate student who was killed just days before she was supposed to get married.

The 24-year-old pharmacology student from Placerville, Calif., vanished Sept. 8 from a Yale medical lab building on Amistad Street.

For days, police searched. They found her body five days later, on what was to be her wedding day. She had been strangled and her body had been stuffed in a wall of a basement laboratory.

The memorial service is scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. in Battell Chapel at Yale. University officials say it's open only to the Yale community, and Le's family and friends.

Yale University President Richard Levin is among those scheduled to speak at the service. Other speakers will include Jon Butler, the dean the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Anton Bennett, the pharmacology professor who ran the lab in which Le worked.

Raymond Clark III, a 24-year-old former Yale University lab technician, has been charged with Le’s death.

Clark has yet to enter a plea, but his attorney has said he plans to plead not guilty. He is being held at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield and is due in court on Oct. 20.
 

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