Cable channel revisits 1992 student murder

Cable channel revisits 1992 student murder

On Monday at 8 p.m., New England Cable News (NECN) will run an hour-long documentary about the 1992 murder of Norwegian student Yngve K. Raustein ’94.

Raustein was fatally stabbed while walking with a friend on Memorial Drive near Hayden Library on Friday, September 18, 1992. Three Cambridge high-school students were arrested and imprisoned in the incident, Joseph D. Donovan, Shon McHugh, and Alfredo Velez.

McHugh and Velez were released after ten years in jail, but Donovan remains jailed, despite the fact that Velez actually stabbed Raustein, whereas Donovan punched him.

NECN’s documentary interviews many of the people involved, including Donovan, who is still in prison, as well as his family and attorney; the jurors in the case who claim the decision to convict haunts them; and Velez, who describes the night of the murder.

NECN is not available on MIT Cable, but the documentary will be available online after it airs, at