Yale lab tech due in court to face murder charge

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A former Yale University lab technician is due in court this week on charges that he strangled a graduate student and stuffed her body inside a wall.

Raymond Clark III is due in New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday. He has yet to enter a plea for the murder of 24-year-old Annie Le (LAY) of Placerville, Calif.

Le, a pharmacology graduate student, vanished Sept. 8 from a Yale medical lab building. Her body was found five days later, on what was to be her wedding day, in a hidden utility access behind the wall of a basement laboratory.

The 24-year-old Clark worked as an animal lab technician, cleaning floors and mouse cages in the lab where Le worked. His bond has been set at $3 million.

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy.