We think first of Annie Le's family, her fiancé and his family, and her friends. We are relieved they have been spared the further agony a long and difficult trial might have caused. We hope today's guilty plea and the sentence that will follow will help bring closure to them and to all in the Yale community who suffered by her senseless killing.
All of us are indebted to the men and women of the State's Attorneys, FBI, Connecticut State Police, New Haven Police, Yale Police, and Yale Security who worked swiftly and persistently to investigate and prosecute this despicable crime. As the criminal proceedings come to a close, we renew our commitment to honor the memory of Annie Le, whose joy of life and learning is an inspiration to faculty, students, and staff at Yale now and for the future.