Did Annie hit a nerve within Raymond Clark’s pent up rage?
Reader “WTH” has an interesting theory in response to “Body Found at Yale is Annie Le’s; Police Have Suspect.” He believes a lack of respect for employees at Yale, coupled with fuming resentment, may have led to an impulse murder:
“Personally, I’m starting to think this was a crime of pure impulse.
I’ve know many people in academia who don’t treat staff and lab
technicians with any respect. Basically, you’re the hired help, and
many professors and grad students will treat you like dirt under their
“So I can imagine Mr. Clark having anger control issues, and a chip on
his shoulder, and then Ms. Le says or does something that sends him
into a rage. By the time he comes to his senses, she’s dead, and he
goes into a panic trying to hide the body. And not being very bright
(or thinking very clearly), it never occurs to him that his movements
are completely trackable from his key card and the security system.
“Right now I’m guessing he’s somehow hoping he can wake up from this
terrible nightmare. But it wouldn’t surprise if he attempts suicide
before he gets to trial.
Pure speculation, of course, but somehow I don’t think this was a crime
of passion or unrequited love.”