18-Year-Old CT Woman Charged With Felony Murder

An 18-year-old Connecticut teen has been charged felony murder of a local man who was found lying in a driveway.

Jada Artis

Jada Artis

Photo Credit: Ansonia Police Department

New Haven County resident Jada Artis, of Ansonia, was charged on Friday, Nov. 3 in connection with the July 14 killing of Abdul-Jalil Humphrey, age 30, of Ansonia.

According to Lt. Patrick Lynch of the Ansonia Police, Artis, who is being held on a $2 million bond, took part in the murder and was additionally charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery
  • Hindering prosecution. 

The arrest of Artis was the result of a multi-agency investigation where a second suspect, Sahvon Valentine, age 20 of Hartford, was identified as the person who shot Humphrey, said Lynch. 

Valentine is currently in the custody of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections on unrelated charges and will be arrested in the near future.

The investigation found that the victim's vehicle was stolen following his murder.

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