Prosecutors File New Charge Against Yale Murder Suspect
NEW HAVEN, Conn.
Ray Clark, accused of the Sept. 8 murder of Yale graduate student Annie Le, faces a new charge of felony murder. The new charge, which was revealed at a Jan. 26 hearing, is in addition to another murder charge.
According to ABC News, Clark, 24, pleaded not guilty to both charges.
In the state of Connecticut, felony murder is defined as homicide that occurs during a felony offense, such as kidnapping or rape. Furthermore, prosecutors do not have to prove that the killing was intentional.
During the hearing, details of the alleged felony Clark committed that led to the victim’s death were not mentioned. Additionally, six portions of Clark’s arrest warrant, released in November, were ordered to remain redacted by the judge, who said the public did not need to see it because the information was determined “unfairly prejudicial to the defendant” and “inflammatory.”
On Sept. 8, the victim’s roommate reported Le missing after she hadn’t returned from class. On Sept. 13, police found Le’s body – on the day she was to be married – after days of searching. She was discovered in a Yale lab where she worked.
Clark is currently being held on $3 million bond at maximum security prison MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, Conn. His next court date is March 3, when a judge will decide whether to unseal a search warrant issued after Clark’s Sept. 17 arrest.
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