Connecticut teen charged in stabbing murder of 17-year-old student – New York Daily News

A Connecticut teenager has been arrested for murder in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy over the weekend.

“Shelton Police have arrested a 16-year-old minor from Milford in the stabbing murder of 17-year-old James McGrath of Shelton,” Detective Richard Bando said in a news release.

The teenager, who has not been named, has also been charged with three counts of first-degree assault. He is being held on $2 million bond, according to Bando.

According to local television station WTIC-TV, the suspect turned himself in, police said.

The charges follow an altercation on Saturday that ended with four teenagers in hospital.

It is unclear who started the fight, according to police.

Investigators say the suspect knew McGrath, who was a junior at Fairfield Prep but attended a different school, NBC Connecticut reported.

The police did not release the name of the school.

The other three victims have since been released from the hospital.

According to an obituary, McGrath was a “wonderfully happy person with a big heart who was a loving friend to many”. He also played football and lacrosse for Fairfield Prep.

Police are still “actively investigating” the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Shelton Police Department at (203) 924-1544.

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