A 15-year-old Connecticut boy is being held on $2 million bond after he was charged in the slaying of a 52-year-old man who bumped into him at a Stamford McDonald's and spilled coffee.
Police have not identified the Stamford teen charged with the murder of Antonio Muralles, 52, of Stamford, who was beaten with a stick and stabbed in the heart in front of the fast-food restaurant at 25 Bedford Street last Wednesday evening.
The boy appeared in a closed hearing Tuesday. He didn't enter a plea, and his attorney declined to comment on the allegations. The case was moved to adult court, according to the Stamford Advocate.
The teen is one of two people arrested over the weekend and charged in what police called a "horrendous crime."
The other suspect, James McLamb, 22, of New Haven, appeared in court on Monday.
According to police, Muralles tried to apologize, but the group of three to five people did not want to hear it and things escalated to the attack.
EMS crews responding to an unrelated matter found Muralles at the corner of Broad and Bedford streets and noticed a stab wound to the chest while treating him.
Muralles was then transported to Stamford Hospital, where he went through emergency surgery for several hours but died at 1:07 a.m.
The 15-year-old, who has not been publicly identified, allegedly stabbed Muralles several times in the arms and torso, police said. He had been hiding out in Waterbury and was arrested on Monday in Stamford after returning home, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Stamford Police Detective Bureau at 203-944-4417. All calls will be kept confidential.
The stabbing was Stamford's first homicide of 2015.