Hamden teen found not guilty of New Year’s Day stabbing

(Image: Shutterstock)
(Image: Shutterstock)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An 18-year-old Hamden man has been acquitted of murder in the New Year’s Day stabbing of a 34-year-old New Haven man.

The New Haven Register (http://bit.ly/2f5SfFQ ) reports that a jury on Monday found Levon Player not guilty on the Jan. 1 stabbing of Chamar Suggs. Suggs was taken to the hospital after the stabbing and died about a week later.

Prosecutors say Player stabbed Suggs with a kitchen knife after an argument.

But his attorney maintained that Player acted in self-defense, and witnesses at trial said Player was backing up when he stabbed Suggs. The defense said Player was “scared” when Suggs came at him and figured that if he pulled out a knife and threatened to use it, the confrontation would be over.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s