Raymond Clark III, a lab technician at the Yale University research building where doctoral student Annie Le was slain in September 2009, was sentenced to 44 years in prison Friday for her murder.

The 24-year-old's body was found stuffed inside a wall in the lab building on Sept. 13, 2009--the day she was scheduled to be married. Clark's DNA was found on the body, and some of his semen was found on her clothes. Evidence from his access keycard and from surveillance cameras also implicated Clark.

An attorney for the Le family indicated that Yale University may be vulnerable to a civil suit based on insufficient security at the research building.