Alleged Suspect Who Killed Connecticut College Student in Hit-and-Run Arrested

Police have arrested the person who may have hit a Connecticut College student before fleeing in December.

An arrest warrant was issued for James Sposito, 25, of Quaker Hill, New London Police said.

On the morning of Dec. 18, police received a 911 call about a body on the side of the road of Route 32 just after 2 a.m. The driver had fled the scene.

Officers found the student, identified as Anique Ashraf, unresponsive on the northbound side of the road.  He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Ashraf, who was from Lahore, Pakistan, was a member of the class of 2017 at Conn College, according Katherine Bergeron, the school's president.

"He was a person with deeply held convictions who lived life to its fullest. We mourn the loss of this gifted young life, and send our deepest condolences to Anique’s family and to his many close friends in our community," Bergeron said in an email to the Conn College community.

Sposito is being held on a $150,000 bond. He faces charges that include manslaughter, misconduct of a motor vehicle, tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence and evading responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle. 

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