AP NEWS

Man detained on $50,000 bail in connection with teen’s death

September 18, 2018

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A second man charged in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old Connecticut boy has been ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Twenty-year-old Michael Cerrato was arraigned Tuesday in Enfield Superior Court on a hindering prosecution charge related to the Sept. 9 death of Justin Brady.

Brady was stabbed outside Cerrato’s home in Enfield. Cerrato, who was arrested Monday, is the son of Enfield’s assistant town attorney, who has been placed on leave by the town.

Police say Cerrato drove the suspect, 18-year-old Shyhiem Adams, to Hartford after the stabbing and gave conflicting accounts of what happened.

Adams is charged with manslaughter and detained on $750,000 bail. His lawyer says he was bullied in school.

Cerrato’s public defender didn’t immediately return a message Tuesday. He is due back in court Sept. 24.

AP RADIO
Update hourly