A Connecticut high school football captain made his second court appearance on Tuesday. Eighteen-year-old Tarence Mitchell is accused of murder in the fatal November 21 stabbing death of a 27-year-old man with whom he had allegedly been having a sexual relationship. Mitchell apparently was trying to move on and the victim was threatening the teen with exposure, according to court documents.
The Bloomfield teenager did not enter a plea and the case has been continued, reports WFSB.
Police said Mitchell attacked and stabbed 27-year-old Ronald Taylor five times with a steak knife outside Mitchell's Bloomfield home. ... Police said Mitchell told him he put the steak knife in his pocket to defend himself because he was scared of Taylor. Police said the pair got into an argument, which turned violent. Officers said Mitchell stabbed Taylor five times and even left the knife in his back.
Mitchell is being held on a $1 million bond and will appear in court again next Tuesday.
The teenager was said to be "extremely confused and upset" when he first appeared in court on November 22.
Mitchell and Taylor had a two-year-old sexual relationship that began when the Bloomfield High School football captain was only 16-years-old, according to court documents.
Taylor gave him marijuana and alcohol over the last two years, according to court papers. When Mitchell tried to end their relationship at the end of last year, "[Ronald] Taylor posted a picture of him on Facebook that included a blog of bad things about him, including him being a Bloomfield gay football star," the documents said.
Taylor also allegedly threatened the teen "with a sword" and threatened to "tell his mother" when Taylor attempted to cut it off, adds the Hartford Courant.
Such a horrible, awful story on so many levels.
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