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NEW LONDON–Police have made an arrest just over a month after a Connecticut College student was killed in an early-morning hit-and-run.Anique Ashraf / Conn College

On Friday, December 18, Ahmad Anique Ashraf, 20, was killed while crossing Route 32 around 2 a.m. Someone spotted him at some point and called 911.

James Sposito, 25, of Quaker Hill (a section of Waterford), was arrested at his home on Tuesday and charged with manslaughter in the second degree, misconduct with a motor vehicle, tampering with a witness, tampering with physical evidence and evading responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle.

James SpositoHe is being held on a $150,000 bond.

College officials said Anique Ashraf, a third-year student from Lahore, Pakistan was pronounced dead at a hospital. Ashraf was a member of the class of 2017.

The suspect car, a Chrysler 200, was found in Waterford later that morning. Police said at the time they knew who was driving the car and that he was being cooperative, but they told FOX 61 they didn’t expect to make any arrests that day.

A lot of focus has been put on how dangerous that that section of Route 32 is.