Samuel See, Yale Professor Found Dead in Jail, Overdosed on Meth

January 7, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Samuel See, the Yale professor who was found dead in jail after being arrested following a domestic dispute, overdoses on methamphetamines.

The findings come from the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause of death is listed as “acute methamphetamine and amphetamine intoxication with recent myocardial infarction,” the toxicology report says, reported the Yale Daily News.

See, an English professor who was on leave for the fall semester, was arrested in late November on a Saturday night.

He was found dead the next day.

See became outraged when police officers arrived at his house when his partner came back to retrieve some belongings. The pair had placed protective orders against each other.

“He yelled that it was his house and that he shouldn’t be arrested. See fought with officers when they tried handcuffing him,” David Hartman, spokesman with the New Haven Police Department, told the Yale Daily News. “As See was led to a police car, he yelled to one of the arresting officers, ‘I will kill you … I will destroy you.’”

English professor Katie Trumpener said that See was battling physical and mental health issues.

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