Suspect in Fatal Bristol Stabbing Extradited, Charged With Murder - NBC Connecticut

Suspect in Fatal Bristol Stabbing Extradited, Charged With Murder



    Friends Remember Bristol Teen Killed at Party

    Hundreds of teens across Bristol are devastated over Joey Kletts death The 19 year old was stabbed and killed at party Saturday night The suspect is in custody in North Carolina. (Published Monday, Jan. 27, 2014)

    The man accused of stabbing and killing a 19-year-old in Bristol has been extradited to Connecticut following his arrest in North Carolina.

    Joshua Daniels, 26, of Conlon Street in Bristol, was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Joey Klett at a house party on Irving Street late last month.

    Daniels was identified as a suspect and taken into custody in North Carolina on Jan. 26, according to police.

    He extradited to Connecticut on Friday. Daniels is charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.

    Klett's family, friends and community members came together to remember the Bristol teen at a vigil held Jan. 27.

    Police found Klett suffering from stab wounds when they stopped a speeding car just after midnight Saturday, Jan. 25. Klett was in the car with three other people, who told police they were heading to Bristol Hospital.

    He received emergency treatment but died from his injuries, according to police. Investigators learned that Klett was stabbed at a house party on Irving Street.

    "Everybody said it was a shock," said Peter Levery, who attended the vigil at Rockwell Park. "Someone ran in and said someone got stabbed. Another person came in and said there was blood everywhere."

    Friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Rockwell Park in Bristol on Monday, Jan. 27.

    "When I got the news, when I woke up, I was just crying," said Joshua Herrera, a friend of Klett's. "I would have never thought he would go so soon."

    "It made me really angry," Herrera said. "He's a young kid just learning how to live. Why would you take his life?"

    Daniels is due in court Feb. 10.