Shelton woman says homicide suspect’s brother threatened her

SHELTON — In a request for a civil protection order, a local woman says an older brother of the Milford teenager accused of fatally stabbing Fairfield Prep student James McGrath during a house party last May, had threatened to kill her the day after the homicide.

The charge was made public in court papers in which the woman sought civil protection orders on behalf of herself and her two children, ordering 18-year-old Raul Valle to stay away and walk away. Refrain from contacting, attacking, threatening, following or harassing them.

The documents do not link the charges against Valle to those against his 17-year-old younger brother, whose first name is also Raul, in connection with McGrath’s death on the night of May 14 in a house on Laurel Glen Drive.

According to the Judiciary website, Valle, 18, has no pending criminal cases in the state or any records of adult convictions. A hearing in the case scheduled for Wednesday morning in Milford Superior Court continued after Valle asked a judge to let him return with a lawyer.

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