New London shooting victim attends alleged shooter’s court appearance

Thanks for visiting Popular Crime. The story below is a summary we’re sharing from another news source, who did original reporting on the case. 

New London school employee charged with sex assault makes first court appearance

A 33-year-old man who lost several organs after being shot on Walden Avenue in New London on July 13 was in New London Superior Court Monday when his accused shooter was presented before a judge.

The victim, who is not identified in court documents, used a walker to access the courtroom and sat with relatives as Christopher J. Whitley was led before Judge Hillary B. Strackbein for his first appearance in the court where major crimes are tried.

Whitley, 32, whose last known address was 207 Jefferson Ave., New London, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, illegally shooting a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a weapon and first-degree endangerment. He asked for more time to hire an attorney, and the judge continued the case to Sept. 30.

Whitley was arrested in West Haven on Aug. 1 and is being held in lieu of $1,051,500 at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution. He faces additional drug and motor vehicle charges stemming from an April 2019 arrest.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit written by New London Police detective Ryan Griffin, the victim was dating the mother of Whitley’s daughter, and Whitley was upset with the child’s mother and the victim’s role in […]

Thanks to Hunt A Killer for this great deal

We’ve partnered with a terrific new immersive game experience for True Crime fans like us.

And for a limited time, they have let us know that readers or PopularCrime can take 20% off their first box by using the code POPULARCRIME at checkout. We hope you enjoy the game as much as we do and join us as we unravel the clues in the latest box every month.

Choose Your Plan  

Popular Crime pulls in news of current and historical true crime cases from all over the world. The above excerpted is reprinted here under the provisions of Fair Use. Any and all reporting was done by the original publisher. We encourage you to visit the original publisher.

For more information about our site, click here.

Newsletter

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Your Archivist

Your Archivist

Newspapers call their archives the morgue. I love that. This is probably because so many stories were about murder and crime. I'm archiving the present state of crime, punishment and journalism. I love true crime stories. Join me as I curate and collect the best current cases. Additionally, we'll review past crimes that intrigued and fascinated the public. It's murder and mayhem for the masses.