Uncle of woman killed arraigned on multiple charges

Courtesy: Stratford Police Department

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The uncle of a woman who was shot to death outside her Stratford home has been arraigned on charges of first-degree manslaughter, attempted murder and other charges.

Police say 21-year-old Michael “Buddha” Catchings accidentally shot his 27-year-old niece, Raenetta Catchings, on Aug. 13, They say he was trying to protect her during an argument she was having with her boyfriend.

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He is also accused of shooting and injuring the boyfriend.

He was ordered held on Monday in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

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Information about Catchings’ lawyer could not immediately be found.