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"This is Not the Raymond Clark That I Know," Says Friend

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Photo: Raymond Clark III.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBS/AP) Two childhood friends of Raymond Clark III, the lab technician charged with murdering Yale University graduate student Annie Le, say they are shocked by the charges.

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Bobby Heslin and Maurice Perry appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Thursday night.

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Photo: Raymond Clark III.

They identified themselves as friends of Clark, who is charged in the killing of 24-year-old Le. She was found stuffed in a wall in the campus research building where she and Clark worked. The day her body was found was supposed to be her wedding day.
Perry said, "I can't say that I believe he's guilty. I just can't picture him doing something like this."

Heslin says Clark is his best friend. Perry says he's known Clark since first grade. Perry describes Clark "to be outgoing, happy, athletic, fun" and not at all "violent."

"This is not the Raymond Clark that I know," Perry said.

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