Editor’s note: When this story was initially posted early Friday morning just after 1 a.m. the Herald decided it was appropriate to publish the name of the 17-year-old suspect because it had been published in Stafford, Texas where the murder took place and the Chairman of the Shelton Board of Education said the school had increased its security because of the suspects hiding out in Connecticut. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday evening, the Herald took down the 17-year-old’s name because she is a minor in the state of Connecticut.
A former Shelton High School student and a 19 year-old man were taken into custody for their suspected involvement in a murder that took place in Stafford, Texas on Jan. 1, 2018.
The two suspects, Giuseppe Valentino Briguglio, 19, of 1111 Falcon Park Drive Katy, Texas and a 17-year-old female formerly of Shelton, were taken into custody by Ansonia Police, with the assistance of the Shelton and Derby Police departments on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 9:52 p.m.
The press release above was sent out by a Texas police department, was shared on Facebook Thursday evening and stated that both Briguglio and the 17-year-old female were both wanted murder suspects. Chairman of the Shelton Board of Education Mark Holden confirmed the rumors circulating social media of a former resident being a wanted murder suspect.
Holden added that Shelton High School took “extra security measures” prior to the suspects arrests.
Both Briguglio and the female suspect were taken into custody without incident at 23 Beverly Drive in Ansonia.
The Stafford Texas Police Department holds arrest warrants for Briguglio and Musante, charging each of them with murder.
Musante was also reported to be a missing person, according to a statement from the Ansonia Police. Following her arrest, Musante was taken to juvenile detention to be held for extradition to Texas.
Briguglio was charged with being a fugitive from justice and held on a $250,000 bond and will be arraigned in Derby court on Friday, Jan. 12.
These arrests were the result of a joint investigation between the Ansonia Police Department Detective Bureau, the Shelton Police Department Detective Bureau, the Texas Rangers and the Stafford Texas Police Department.