Connecticut: Teen Arrested in Connection to Fatal Stabbing of Lacrosse Player

And adolescent of Connecticut was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old high school lacrosse player last weekend, local authorities reported.

James “Jimmy” McGrath was killed May 14 after he and three others were stabbed to death after a house party in Shelton, located about a 25-minute drive from New Haven.

All four were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries, with the other three teens suffering non-life-threatening injuries, while McGrath was later pronounced dead at the facility.

Shelton Police Department announced Wednesday the arrest of the unidentified 16-year-old from Milford. He was charged with murder and three counts of first degree assault and was initially being held at the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center on $2,000,000 bond.

The minor attended his first court appearance Wednesday in New Haven Juvenile Court and, according to The Daily Beastthe accused murderer will be tried as an adult, although it will be up to the judge to determine if his name will be released.

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James McGrath, 17, died after he was stabbed at a party in Connecticut

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James McGrath, 17, died after he was stabbed at a party in Connecticut

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On Saturday night, Shelton police officers were called to the home just before midnight. When they arrived at the scene, they reported several people, mostly teenagers, outside the Laurel Glen Dr.

The investigation into the fatal stabbing of the Fairfield College high school student is still active, the department said, and they are asking anyone with additional information to share it.

from the tragic news of the teen’s untimely deathan outpouring of support has arrived from the small, tight-knit community that dual-sport athlete McGrath called home.

A GoFundMe campaign Created by a family friend, it has so far raised more than $122,000 to help support the McGrath family, well above its initial goal of $15,000.

McGrath, who played on both the football and lacrosse teams at Fairfield College High School, was remembered by more than 1,000 classmates and teachers at the Jesuit High School during a private prayer service on the college campus. school on sunday.

“The Fairfield High School community mourns the loss of student Jimmy McGrath and we extend our deepest condolences to the McGrath family,” a Monday statement from Fairfield administrators read. “Jimmy was a beloved student and athlete on the football and lacrosse teams, and he will always be a member of our fraternity.”

In a separate school-wide service Monday, high school President Christian Cashman addressed students and teachers, assuring them that guidance counselors and the support of mental health They would be available in the coming weeks.

“I once again offer the high school’s warm condolences, and embrace the McGrath family. May the spirit of healing, peace and love envelop you, and may we be instruments of peace and healing in the days to come,” Cashman said. “God bless Jimmy McGrath, class of 2023, forever a man to others, forever a son of Fairfield High School.”

The Independent contacted the Shelton Police Department for comment.

In McGrath’s obituaryHis family recalled the teenager’s “loving and caring” disposition, describing him as a “wonderfully happy person with a big heart who was a loving friend to many.”

“He loved his Fairfield Prep high school, and excelled as an athlete in all of his chosen sports,” the obituary read. “He understood the meaning of being part of a team. His loyalty and support for his team members were known to all, and his teammates and coaches treasured his dedication and willingness to work hard so that the team could be the best it can be.”

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