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Connecticut lacrosse player James McGrath stabbing: 16-year-old arrested, charged with murder

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A Connecticut 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the deadly stabbing of 17-year-old high school Lacrosse player James McGrath during a fight outside a house party. 

The announcement from the Shelton Police Department comes four days after McGrath’s death. 

James McGrath.

James McGrath. (Fairfield College Preparatory School)

A 16-year-old from Milford is also charged with three counts of first-degree assault after allegedly also stabbing and wounding other teens during Saturday’s fight. The teen is being held on $2 million bond.

James McGrath, 17, died after he was stabbed while at a house party over the weekend. He was a junior at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut.

James McGrath, 17, died after he was stabbed while at a house party over the weekend. He was a junior at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut. (Fairfield College Preparatory School)

The teen, whose name has not been released by authorities, is to appear in court later Wednesday. 

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The Shelton Detective Bureau is still actively investigating this case and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Shelton Police Department at 203-924-1544.

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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