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Sep 24, 2015 9:55 AM

Police report gives details leading to death of Manchester Central grad in Connecticut


A potent combination of alcohol, jealousy and sex led up to the death of Tyler Carlisle, a former Manchester honor student, who stabbed a friend and then jumped to his death just days after graduating from Yale.

The Union Leader reports that police documents from New Haven, Conn., were posted on Gawker.com and include interviews with the stabbing victim, Alexander Michaud, another New Hampshire student at the Ivy League school. Carlisle jumped from a ninth-floor balcony at a New Hampshire apartment on May 26.

When interviewed by police about the incident, Michaud said he, Carlisle and a female student had been drinking. The three were engaging in sex in the bedroom, and Carlisle grabbed a knife from a nearby night stand and stabbed Michaud in the neck, the report reads.

“Carlisle then went to the living room and started pacing back and forth, saying ‘I’m sorry,’” the report reads. He then sat on the windowsill and said he was going to jump.

The news website Gawker.com obtained the police report through Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act, the website said.

In the report, police said three officers arrived at the apartment about 5:30 a.m. on May 26. The door was open, and Michaud was in a living room chair, naked and covered in blood. The woman, also naked, was holding a white T-shirt to his neck, trying to exert pressure on the wound.

Carlisle, who had recently enlisted in the Army, was voted most likely to succeed by his Manchester Central High School classmates. He was an Eagle Scout, majored in philosophy in college and worked on Republican political campaigns.


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