MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The teen accused of fatally stabbing another teen at a house party in Shelton posted bond Monday afternoon.
The family of 16-year-old Raul “Lito” Valle, of Milford, posted a $2 million bond, the defendant’s attorney Jake Donovan said. Valle walked out of Milford Superior Court with his father by his side around 3:30 p.m.
Earlier Monday, a judge denied a reduction in bond for Valle, who is accused of killing Fairfield Prep student, 17-year-old James “Jimmy” McGrath, during a fight outside a home on Laurel Glen Drive in Shelton on May 15. Valle also allegedly injured three others at the party.
Valle was arrested four days later and charged with murder and three counts of first-degree assault.
Now that Valle posted his bond, he must abide by several conditions, including GPS monitoring, 24/7 lockdown at his mother’s house, giving up his passport, and having no contact with victims or anyone involved in the case.
“I don’t know enough about the case,” Donovan said after Monday’s court appearance. “I haven’t had access to all the evidence. So, again, for me to make a comment, would be irresponsible.”
According to the arrest warrant, Valle and some of his friends from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull showed up at a party at a house on Laurel Glen Drive in Shelton. Victims and witnesses told investigators a fight started outside the house, spilling over from a different party that night. Investigators believe that’s when McGrath and three others were stabbed.
Valle is due back in court on July 15.