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Shelton teen killed in stabbing honored at lacrosse game

The Shelton and Fairfield communities gathered to honor a teen who died in a stabbing over the weekend.
Published: May. 18, 2022 at 5:53 PM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 11:14 PM EDT
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SHELTON, CT (WFSB) - The Shelton and Fairfield communities gathered to honor a teen who died in a stabbing over the weekend.

A special memorial took place for Jimmy McGrath at Shelton High School.

Police say he was stabbed at a house party in Shelton.

This service tonight comes as police are releasing new developments in the case.

Today they say a 16-year-old was charged with murder and will be tried as an adult.

Fairfield Prep will play Shelton in lacrosse at 6:30 p.m.

It was the first game Fairfield Prep played without McGrath.

A vigil was held for McGrath before the game.

Usually at games, fans from different teams sit on different sides or different sections of the bleachers.

Wednesday night, both teams sat together as one to honor McGrath.

Shelton High School asked everyone to wear light blue for the 17-year-old.

“Clearly tonight I would love Jimmy’s name to be announced for scoring a goal,” said Jimmy’s father, Kevin. “Over the last nine weeks extreme bad weather. This is Jimmy saying let’s play. Let’s have a great game.”

Today, a 16-year-old St. Joseph’s student was charged with murder and arraigned in New Haven Juvenile Court.

Tomorrow he’ll appear in derby superior court and will be tried as an adult.

Saint Joseph’s released a statement tonight.

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“On a beautiful night there’s a lot of sad people here for good reason,” said Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti.

As players on both teams took the field tonight, they gave Jimmy’s parents and sister a hug and a blue carnation.

Three other teens were also injured in that incident.

Fairfield Prep’s game on Monday was postponed.

Wednesday night’s game against Shelton wasn’t on the regular schedule.

Fairfield Prep were set to play another team Wednesday and Shelton on Thursday, but instead they’ll play Shelton tonight and honor McGrath in the process.

Teen killed in stabbing to be honored at Lacrosse game