Yesterday, hundreds of people attended gathered in an El Dorado Hills, California for the funeral mass of Annie Le, the Yale graduate student who was murdered in a Yale research building a few weeks ago. Bishop Jaime Soto of the Sacremento Archdiocese said, "We do not let cruelty or violence own the sorrow. We let love own the sorrow. It was Annie’s love for her family and friends, for her fiancé that give us such sorrow as well as our love for her."
The Sacramento Bee reports, "The daughter of immigrants, Le earned $160,000 in scholarships to attend the University of Rochester. And she was a sensitive researcher who hoped to better understand diseases like diabetes, arthritis and cancer in order to discover ways to cure them." Her brother Dan Nguyen remembered the pharmacology doctoral student, "It was through these little things that she did. Her silliness and friendliness and not her academic achievement that she made the most impression on us." Her mother Vivian Le referred to Jonathan Widawsky, the man Le was supposed to marry the day her body was found, "Jon, even now Annie is gone, but I still have you. I love you very much."
The suspect in Le's death, lab technician Raymond Clark, is being held on $3 million bail. He has not entered a plea yet.