What we do and don’t know about James McGrath’s stabbing death

SHELTON — The arrest warrant affidavit Shelton police submitted alleging 16-yr-old Raul Eliah Valle killed 17-12 months-outdated James McGrath signifies an escalating sequence of events that are nevertheless not completely obvious almost a 7 days after the Fairfield Prep student’s stabbing death.

Dependent on the affidavit, McGrath died of a solitary stab wound to the left aspect of his chest that went by means of his rib and into his coronary heart. The assault transpired late Saturday at a household get together in Shelton in which dozens of teens were in attendance.

With Valle presently held on $2 million bond and scheduled for courtroom June 7, here’s what we know and don’t know so considerably.


What we know

The struggle outdoors the Laurel Glen Drive household that led to McGrath’s dying seems to have been an escalation of an before altercation at a diverse occasion in Shelton.

In accordance to a warrant published by Detective Richard Bango, a witness claimed there experienced been a occasion on Lazy Brook Street in Shelton with various St. Joseph Higher Faculty college students. Many Shelton Substantial pupils allegedly confirmed up uninvited and initiated a brief altercation with some St. Joseph college students.