The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Waterbury on Monday night was in court today, where bond was set at $1 million.
Police have charged Philip Grundy, 39, of 18 James St. in Waterbury, with the murder of Brandon Feliciano, 17, of Meriden, and assault in the first degree stemming from a fight on Monday night.
According to police, Grundy was involved in a fight with two men around 6 p.m. and stabbed Jeffrey Gomez, 33, of Waterbury, the lower back and Feliciano in the chest.
Gomez suffered non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition.
Feliciano was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
In the days since the fatal stabbing, a memorial has been set up in Feliciano's hometown of Meriden.
His family said the high school freshman dreamed of playing high school football and leaves his 1-year-old son and seven grieving siblings who are trying to comfort their mother.
Police believe the fight stemmed from an earlier dispute between a girlfriend of Gomez and Grundy’s girlfriend.
Grundy, who has five convictions on his record, fled the scene prior to police arriving and was later taken into custody. He is due back in court on Nov. 6.
"I just hope that getting that guy off the street, you know, he won't be able to do that to someone else," Ronnie Feliciano, Brandon's brother, said.
Feliciano's family said there will be no funeral or wake for Brandon. The teen will be cremated and his ashes will be spread in the ocean.