Betty on the News: Annie Le Murder Suspect “A Control Freak”
Co-workers of accused killer Raymond Clark III said he was controlling, leading police to believe the murder of Annie Le was work-related
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
After 24-year-old Raymond Clark III, the lab technician who worked alongside slain Yale grad student Annie Le, was arrested yesterday for her murder, more details have begun to emerge about the man who is accused of strangling the young co-ed to death and stuffing her body behind a wall in the lab where they both worked.
Co-workers of the muscular former high school baseball and football player said that Clark was “control freak” who viewed the laboratory and its mice as his territory, reported the Associated Press.
At a press conference, New Haven Police Chief James Lewis called Le’s death a case of workplace violence, not a romantic or domestic one as previously rumored, and ABC News reported that Clark had sent a text message to Le on the day she vanished requesting a meeting to discuss the cleanliness of mouse cages in the research lab.
“This incident could have happened in any city, in any university, or in any workplace. It says more about the dark side of the human soul than it does about the extent of security measures,” wrote Yale President Richard Levin in a message sent to the Yale community. (Fox News)