Updated: Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009, 6:42 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009, 5:50 AM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - The stabbing death at UConn is the third killing on a college campus in Connecticut in less than a year, and today there is courtroom activity in the other two high-profile murder cases.
Raymond Clark III will be in court in New Haven this afternoon. He is charged with strangling 24-year-old Annie Le and hiding her body in the Yale lab building where they both worked.
Le's body was found September 13th, the day she was supposed to be married.
This is a probable cause hearing where both sides can call witnesses and present evidence. A judge will decide if there is probable cause to proceed with the case.
Also today, the case against Stephen Morgan will be back before a judge for a pre-trial hearing. Morgan, 29, is charged with killing 21-year-old Johanna Justin-Jinich in the cafe of the Wesleyan University bookstore May 6th.
Investigators say the two met in a program at NYU, and Morgan came to Middletown to find Justin-Jinich. Court documents filed last week show the Wesleyan junior had changed her e-mail address to keep someone she met at NYU from finding her.
Both of these cases made people think and talk about safety on college campuses, but experts point out that in both of these cases, the suspects knew the victims well and specifically targeted them. We're still waiting to learn what lessons the death of Jasper Howard at UConn this weekend can teach us.