Yale settling lawsuit over grad student’s murder

Annie Le's strangled body was found inside wall at Yale laboratory in 2009

Yale University graduate student Annie Le (pictured) was murdered in 2009. She was strangled, and her body was found inside a wall at a Yale laboratory.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a graduate student killed in a research lab days before her wedding in 2009.

The case was resolved through mediation and the settlement terms weren’t disclosed, according to a court document filed in Waterbury last week and obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Annie Le‘s strangled body was found stuffed in a wall at a Yale lab building on Sept. 13, 2009. The native of Placerville, California, was 24. The lawsuit alleged Yale had failed to adequately protect women on campus for years.

Yale officials denied the allegations.

An animal research technician who worked in the building, Raymond Clark III, is serving a 44-year prison sentence for killing Le.

Lawyers for both sides didn’t immediately respond to messages.

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