Fights, Tears Mark Court Appearance In Teen's Stabbing

AP
September 11, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Several dozen teenagers who had known 16-year-old stabbing victim Justin Brady screamed at and charged at a smaller group of people emerging from Enfield Superior Court after the arraignment of 18-year-old Shyhiem Adams. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

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Several dozen teenagers who had known 16-year-old stabbing victim Justin Brady screamed at and charged at a smaller group of people emerging from Enfield Superior Court after the arraignment of 18-year-old Shyhiem Adams. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old Connecticut boy broke down during his initial court appearance and a brawl broke out after the courtroom was cleared.

Eighteen-year-old Shyhiem Adams, of Hartford, is charged with manslaughter in the death of Justin Brady.

Brady, an Enfield High School student, was found stabbed in the front yard of a home in town just after midnight Monday.

Adams and the victim were involved in a dispute and met up to fight after exchanging text messages, according to court documents.

During his court appearance Tuesday, Adams, who is charged with manslaughter, dropped to the floor in tears.

There were several outbursts from teens attending the arraignment and fights erupted outside after the judge ordered the courtroom cleared.

Adams case was transferred to Hartford for arraignment on Sept. 24. He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bond.

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