Shyheim Adams, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of his classmate Justin Brady.
The accusation of a Connecticut teenager accused of murdering a classmate became chaotic when the suspect collapsed in court and family members and friends of both teenagers got into a massive fight.
Shyheim Adams, 18, made his first court appearance in Enfield on Tuesday on charges of first-degree involuntary manslaughter in connection with the stabbing death of Justin Brady, 16.
During the hearing, Brady's family and friends shouted obscenities at Adams while the teenager trembled and cried. The sheriffs were forced to remove several people from the courtroom so the prosecution could continue, reports The Hartford Courant.
The video shows an emotional Adams wavering at one point during the audience and then collapses on the floor. According to the departure, Adams said: "I am a good soul, Jesus, please" and blocked his face with his hands.
WTNH reports that Adams seemed to mumble sentences before fainting.
While the bailiffs were helping Adams, the people in the courtroom continued to yell at him.
Adams collapsed during his arraignment on Tuesday when relatives and friends of the victim shouted at him
"I'm a good soul, Jesus, please," local media reported hearing Adams say he fainted and fell to the ground
He sat on the floor and a marshal of the court attended him after his collapse
He was surrounded by court bailiffs as they watched the screams coming from some people in the courtroom.
Judge Sheila Prats stopped the prosecution and cleared the courtroom. The Courant reports that the shouting and screaming continued in the hall before spilling out into the parking lot, where several people fought massively.
Enfield police were called to the scene and arrested John Moran, 30, for disorderly conduct and assault in the third degree. Moran told NBC Connecticut after his release that he was reading charges to support his friend Adams.
"He's a good boy," he said. There are facts that have not been manifested to the public, but I think they are all innocent until proven guilty. I was there to support my friend and I was attacked for it. "
Ten people had to be expelled from the court on Tuesday before the hearing could be resumed. Once things calmed down, a bail commissioner recommended that Judge Prats reduce Adams' $ 1 million bonus to $ 500,000.
Prosecutors argued that given how "disturbing" the accusations are, the link should remain the same.
Almost 10 people had to be expelled from the room for shouting at Adams. Out of a massive fight broke out involving friends of both teenagers
Several people were seen crying and hugging outside the courtroom after the police dissolved the fight
John Moran (pictured) was arrested for disorderly conduct. He said he was in the position reading to support Adams
Assistant Public Advocate Ann Guillet told Prats that Adams' family wanted the bonus reduced to $ 50,000. She argued that the teenager had no criminal record and that he had been a victim of an alleged assault that resulted in his hospitalization.
Guillet also said that Adams had been intimidated at both Enfield High School, where Brady also attended, who was forced to drop out of school. Prats reached an agreement with a new bonus of $ 750,000 and transferred the case to the Superior Court in Hartford, which handles more serious crimes.
When Guillet spoke on behalf of Adams, the teenager sat in a chair shaking and crying, reports Courant. While the deputies were taking him out of the courtroom, he told his family: "I love you. I promise I'm not a bad person & # 39;
Police were called to a house on Hoover Lane in Enfield early Monday morning for a "messy call in progress". An affidavit of arrest states that Brady had been stabbed several times and that his white shirt was almost completely covered in blood.
The teenager was still breathing when the police arrived, but he died around 1.30am on Monday morning.
Brady, 16, was stabbed to death in front of a home in Enfield Monday morning after fighting with Adams
The fight occurred outside of 15 Hoover Lane in Enfield. The house (pictured) is owned by assistant town attorney Mark Cerrato
According to local media, Cerrato's son was dating Adams before the stabbing. In the image above is the assistant attorney Mark Cerrato
Records show that Brady and Adams had discussed Snapchat on Sunday night before meeting outside of 15 Hoover Lane to fight. Records show that the home belongs to Enfield city defense attorney Mark Cerrato, reports Courant.
None of the adolescents live in the home. Fox 61 reports that Cerrato's son, Michael, was dating Adams. Cerrato has not yet returned the comment request from DailyMail.com.
Witnesses reported that when Brady arrived at the house, he and Adams were standing in the street shouting at each other. Things quickly became physical and the witness told police that he saw Adams stab Brady several times.
Once on the ground, Adams allegedly continued to stab Brady before running to the town attorney's house.
According to the affidavit, items such as "clothing with blood-like spots, cell phone and two knives" were found inside the house. One of the knives was located between the mattress and the mattress in a bedroom.
Adams will return to court on September 24.