Teen sent to prison for 20 years for New Hartford stabbing death

Full story: WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut

Litchfield Superior Court Judge Richard Marano said the case of 18-year-old Raymond Martin was about bad choices and consequences according to the Register Citizen.
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WOW

AOL

#1 Apr 25, 2008
WOW!
Rev Al Unsharpton

New Haven, CT

#2 Apr 25, 2008
Mmmm thats some good clean fun in prison now. Dat boys gonna get his stretched, Ya Boyeee,

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#4 Jan 19, 2009
Why did WTNH remove the story? The links don't work. Again.
Journal

Stevenson, CT

#6 May 18, 2009
Winsted Journal : Winsted

Martin Pleads Guilty In Stabbing Murder
By GINA L. SARTIRANA Staff Reporter
January, 25, 2008
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WINSTED ó An 18-year-old Winsted resident will spend the next 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and assault charges on Wednesday in front of Judge Richard Marano at Litchfield Superior Court.

Ray Martin was originally charged with murder after fatally stabbing Dustin Arigoni, 21, of Torrington at a New Yearís Eve party at 349 Stub Hollow Road on Dec. 31, 2006.

"There was a confrontation," said Martinís defense attorney, Jason Lipsky. "After being struck several times by Mr. Arigoni, Mr. Martin used a knife. Mr. Arigoni unfortunately suffered fatal wounds.

"It was unfortunately a split-second decision in the course of defending himself and had very tragic consequences across the board," he added.

The Winsted Journal reported on Jan. 5, 2007, based on a witness statement, that Martin was "jumped by numerous people during the incident that led to the fatal stabbing."

At the time of the incident, Martin was enrolled in Northwestern High Schoolís STEP education program. He was not allowed to return to school after the incident and was unable to receive his high school diploma.

Pleading guilty to manslaughter in the first and assault in the first, Martin will face a "total effective sentence" of 30 years, 10 years suspended, and three years of probation.

Presently incarcerated at the Northern Corrections Institution in Somers, Lipsky is unsure where his client will spend the next 20 years of his life.

"Corrections completely decides that based on his own assessment and populations. I would expect that during the course of his incarceration he would switch facilities several times," said Lipsky.

According to Lipsky, Martinís actions were made in self defense. While the stateís attorney, David Shepack, argued the contrary, Lipsky said there was no motive behind the stabbing.

"They had never met before that night," said Lipsky. "The fight escalated out of control and unfortunately had very tragic results."
Sky Man

Bumpass, VA

#7 May 18, 2009
Winsted, the Mississippi of Litchfield County.
Mike

Clifton, NJ

#8 Sep 20, 2009
Wow, what a waste of a life. 20 years.
nancy

United States

#9 Jan 11, 2010
i dont think the kid got a fair deal.unfortunate.two lives wasted.its so unfortunate that a teenager goes to jail defending himself against a twenty something year old man who was high on drugs and drinking.bad enough the one life was lost
Drum boy

Timika, Indonesia

#11 Jan 31, 2013
I knew Martin - and he was a terror, a bully, and a wannabe gangster - brings a smile to my face to know that trash bag will spend the most important years of his worthless life in prison.
FPKING

Taylors, SC

#12 Nov 15, 2013
this is late i just have not been able to get to every site & its still painful even 6 years later to even talk about it but i ned to give you the resptcful props you deserve for always having my back

rember when tony had 5 peopl run up and TRY and jump him we handled it real playa & oete petervortis & me & u chillin all the time in my house blastin the stereo waking neighorbors up a block away

rollin in my audi u oved that car and so does your brother to this day

man i swear to god there was a line at your wake wrapped around the block twice people settanding in pairs side by side 2x2 to say good bye & i hope you have peace & solice on the other side my *****

i am glad that punk martin got 20 yeas but pissed he did not get life he took yours at only 21 man WTF :(( you went b4 your time because we threw a huge party and this dirtbag wanted to fight & you punched him 1 time knocked him down & out he got up a few mins later and ran away then came back behind you with a knife like a coward and took you from all of us

RIP man i love ya dustin we all miss ya man well see each other soon
Kyle 1 love and all of T town and the heartbeat.......
skipper

Winsted, CT

#13 Nov 18, 2013
Journal wrote:
Winsted Journal : Winsted
Martin Pleads Guilty In Stabbing Murder
By GINA L. SARTIRANA Staff Reporter
January, 25, 2008
Email this article
Printer friendly page
WINSTED ó An 18-year-old Winsted resident will spend the next 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and assault charges on Wednesday in front of Judge Richard Marano at Litchfield Superior Court.
Ray Martin was originally charged with murder after fatally stabbing Dustin Arigoni, 21, of Torrington at a New Yearís Eve party at 349 Stub Hollow Road on Dec. 31, 2006.
"There was a confrontation," said Martinís defense attorney, Jason Lipsky. "After being struck several times by Mr. Arigoni, Mr. Martin used a knife. Mr. Arigoni unfortunately suffered fatal wounds.
"It was unfortunately a split-second decision in the course of defending himself and had very tragic consequences across the board," he added.
The Winsted Journal reported on Jan. 5, 2007, based on a witness statement, that Martin was "jumped by numerous people during the incident that led to the fatal stabbing."
At the time of the incident, Martin was enrolled in Northwestern High Schoolís STEP education program. He was not allowed to return to school after the incident and was unable to receive his high school diploma.
Pleading guilty to manslaughter in the first and assault in the first, Martin will face a "total effective sentence" of 30 years, 10 years suspended, and three years of probation.
Presently incarcerated at the Northern Corrections Institution in Somers, Lipsky is unsure where his client will spend the next 20 years of his life.
"Corrections completely decides that based on his own assessment and populations. I would expect that during the course of his incarceration he would switch facilities several times," said Lipsky.
According to Lipsky, Martinís actions were made in self defense. While the stateís attorney, David Shepack, argued the contrary, Lipsky said there was no motive behind the stabbing.
"They had never met before that night," said Lipsky. "The fight escalated out of control and unfortunately had very tragic results."
lipsky is a poor lawyer and he did not do his job right. over a stair now we all know it was not that way. they did not no each other and ray never had a chaNCE FOR WHAT DUSTIN AND HIS PUNK FRIENDS ARE ABOUT.
skipper

Winsted, CT

#14 Nov 18, 2013
iF THERE WERE NO BULLIES at the party it would have been a good party.
skipper

Winsted, CT

#15 Nov 18, 2013
we new the real wanna be gangsters hillbilly noise
makers thats all i guess lessons were learned on both
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