2nd Person Arrested in Connection With Enfield Teen’s Death

Enfield Police have arrested a second person in connection to a teen's death from last week.

Police said Michael Cerrato, 20, of Enfield, was arrested on Monday and charged with hindering prosecution in connection to the death of 16-year-old Justin Brady on Sept. 10.

Emergency crews were called to Cerrato's house, at 15 Hoover Lane, just after midnight to investigate a report of an assault. When they arrived, they found Brady lying on the ground, covered in blood with multiple stab wounds. First responders used CPR and a defibrillator on Brady at the scene. He was alive while he was being transported to Baystate Medical Center, but was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m.

Police arrested 18-year-old Shyheim Adams, of Enfield, last week. He has been charged with manslaughter in the first degree.

The arrest warrant said police believe that Brady and Adams went to Hoover Lane to fight and Adams stabbed Brady several times.

According to police documents, Cerrato said after the stabbing that Adams went into his house and washed his hands. Shortly after, Cerrato drove Adams to an address in Hartford before Enfield Police arrived at Hoover Lane. After dropping Adams off, Cerrato drove around for a while to process what had happened and then went back to his house in Enfield.

The documents said police believe by driving Adams to Hartford, Cerrato rendered criminal assistance to Adams who had just committed a class A or B felony.

Cerrato is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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