Annie Le Murder: Guilty Plea Expected

Mar 18, 2011, 06:11 by David Hope

This week, the nation is watching the Annie Le murder case.
Raymond Clark III, a lab technician charged with killing the Yale University graduate student plans to plead guilty in a Connecticut court, his lawyers say.

Beth Merkin and Joseph Lopez would not go into details about Raymond Clark III's plea agreement, the New Haven Register reported. They said he would enter the guilty plea Thursday at a court hearing in New Haven.

A prosecutor would only say there was a "pretty good likelihood" of a guilty plea.

Annie Le, 24, of Placerville, Calif., vanished Sept. 9, 2008. Five days later, on what was supposed to be her wedding day, police found her body hidden behind a wall in the lab building where she had been working.

Clark, 26, an animal technician at Yale, was arrested in mid-September 2008. He has been charged with murder and felony murder and is being held in lieu of $3 million bail.

Prosecutors have said they have good forensic evidence linking Clark to the killing, including a pen found under Le's body that carries the defendant's DNA.

Source: UPI