Yale killing suspect expected to plead guilty

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Posted: Mar 17, 2011 2:10 AM

A former animal research technician accused of killing a Yale University graduate student is expected to enter a guilty plea at a court hearing.

Attorneys for Raymond Clark III say he struck a deal with prosecutors and is expected to change his not guilty plea during a New Haven Superior Court hearing Thursday. Details of the plea agreement haven't been released.

Clark is charged with strangling 24-year-old Annie Le (lay), of Placerville, Calif.

Le was a doctoral pharmacology student. Her body was found stuffed behind a research lab wall the day she was supposed to get married in New York in September 2009.

Clark's duties included cleaning mouse cages and the lab's floors.

The 26-year-old Clark has pleaded not guilty to murder and felony murder. He has been jailed on $3 million bail.