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A couple of newspapers are reporting a DNA match…

… between Raymond Clark, a lab technician, and material in the Annie Le murder.

At this point, if the reports are correct, investigators have an immense amount of evidence against Clark, including this:

Swipe cards Le and Clark used to move through different areas of college buildings showed they were in the same room shortly after 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, The Hartford Courant reported.

Le, 24, wasn’t seen alive after that, and her card wasn’t used again. But Clark swiped into the area where she was found strangled five days later in a crawlspace, a law enforcement source told the paper.

I’m thinking about a couple possible motives:

•  Unrequited passion.  He had perhaps long lusted after her and been rejected.  He knows she’s about to get married, and he decides to make one last try.  Things go very badly.  Enraged, he kills her.

•  He thinks she disrespects him.  He’s a man; she’s a woman.  He’s a big muscular guy; she’s a scrap of a thing.  She should be subordinate to him.  It drives him nuts that he’s a janitor, she a researcher, higher than he on the professional scale.  He has accumulated, over a number of months, an intense sense of grievance against her.  He’ll show that bitch.

Margaret Soltan, September 17, 2009 1:49AM
Posted in: headline of the day

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2 Responses to “A couple of newspapers are reporting a DNA match…”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    Possible, but how about a dumb argument over something like dirty lab rat cages or some such that got out of hand?

  2. David Says:

    I read somewhere Clark and Le argued about proper procedure concerning the rats. He sounds like a …stickler for the Rules. Maybe the kinda guy where Everything Is Subordinate to Procedure. Rigid. Who knows?

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