Monthly Archives: November 2009

Big Brother Was Watching Raymond Clark

Big Brother is watching you.

In Connecticut most arrests are made when the police show up on-site and make an immediate arrest.  In many states the other method would be by a grand jury indictment, but not Connecticut.  The second method here is where police ask a Superior Court Judge to approve an arrest warrant.

That’s how Raymond Clark was arrested.  New Haven police detective Scott Branfuhr applied to Judge Roland D. Fasano for approval of a warrant charging Clark with the murder of Yale graduate student Annie Le.  The warrant had originally been sealed, but last week Judge Fasano approved its unsealing and it is a foreshadowing of what the state’s case against Clark will look like.

Clark appears in New Haven Court for arraignment

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Can We Blame Oprah for Putting Charla Nash on TV?

Charla Nash appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday. Nash is the victim of the horrific attack by a 200-pound adult chimpanzee owned by her friend and employer Sandra Herold in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Nash deserves a world of credit for the appearance, as it took a tremendous amount of courage for her to appear. The disfiguration to her face is shocking.

Paramedics responding to the February 16, 2009 911 call said they found pieces of Nash’s fingers strewn on the floor and her hands looked as though they had been through a meat grinder. “The monkey had ripped off her entire upper jaw, had ripped off her nose, which as hanging by a thread,” said Dr. Kevin Miller, who treated Nash when she taken to the emergency room. “We found extensive dirt, chimp fur, and chimp teeth implanted in her bone.” Nash is missing both hands, but had a thumb surgically replaced on her left hand. Doctors removed her eyes and grafted a piece of her leg to where her nose used to be.Chimpanzee Attack

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