Three teens were charged in a fight that may have led to the fatal stabbing of James McGrath

Connecticut police have charged three teenagers in connection with a high school fight that resulted in the death of Shelton lacrosse player James McGrath in May.

Here is everything you need to know.

Three new arrests in fatal James McGrath altercation

On May 14, high school student James McGrath was stabbed at a party at a home on Laurel Glen Drive in Shelton, Connecticut.

During the ongoing investigation, police arrested three other teens who were allegedly involved in another physical altercation that may have led to McGrath’s murder.

According to the Shelton Police Department, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have voluntarily turned themselves in.

The three teens allegedly attacked a 16-year-old student. One of them reportedly hit the man with a helmet outside a house on Lazy Brook Road. All three are booked on assault charges.

Meanwhile, one of the 17-year-olds was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. However, he was released on $25,000 bond.

Additionally, police said the other two teens were charged with third-degree assault and second-degree disorderly conduct. In addition, they were released shortly after their arrest.

Michael J. Rosnick, the attorney representing the McGrath family, expressed his position on the arrests in an interview Thursday. He stated that they are “pleased with the news of the additional arrests.”

He further said: ‘I would also like to note that we are pleased with the progress of the Shelton Police Department. He continues his exhaustive investigation to hold accountable all those who played a role in the tragic events leading to Jimmy McGrath’s death.

More on the murder of James McGrath

James McGrath attended Fairfield College Preparatory School and is recognized by locals as one of the school’s Lacrosse players.

Law enforcement officials identified 16-year-old Raul Eliah Valle as the prime suspect who reportedly stabbed McGrath in the heart. He was also charged with three counts of first degree assault.

According to the documents, Valle and his friends allegedly entered a party uninvited.

The report mentions: ‘Multiple witnesses reported that three or four people who were not invited to the party arrived and exited a dark colored Honda SUV. Witnesses further testified that as the parties exited the vehicle, a physical altercation with several male participants ensued on the front lawn.

James McGrath
Three teens were charged in a fight that may have led to the fatal stabbing of James McGrath

Regardless, the St. Joseph High School student is currently free on $2 million bond after he was taken into custody in May. In addition, he is being monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet and confined to his home.

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