STAMFORD, Conn. — Shane Slinsky, the 18-year-old Stamford man shot to death in Bridgeport in what authorities suspect was a drug deal gone wrong, had struggled with marijuana use for years and was a minor player in a teacher sex case in Stamford, according to the Stamford Advocate.
As a student at Stamford High School back in 2014, Slinsky and an unidentified friend regularly smoked pot supplied by former Stamford High School English teacher Danielle Watkins, who is now in prison for having a sexual relationship with the friend, according to the Advocate.
About five months ago, Slinsky received a $100,000 settlement from the city for the school administration’s failure to contact police immediately about the sexual relationship, the Advocate said.
The case led to the arrests of Stamford High Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin for failing to report the relationship and the conviction of Watkins, who is serving five years in prison after making a plea deal. Before she was sentenced, Watkins also threatened Slinsky at a local Dunkin' Donuts, leading to a longer prison term.
Bridgeport police are investigating the death of Slinsky, who was shot twice in the head on Saturday, as a homicide. It is the sixth homicide of the year in Bridgeport.
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