Oct. 29. 2010: Matthew C. Chew, 25, an artist, DJ and cook who grew up in Ledyard and moved to New London as a young adult, is fatally stabbed as he walks home from his job at 2Wives restaurant on Huntington Street.
Oct. 30, 2010: Friends of Matthew Chew who had been planning to attend his Halloween party find themselves instead at a vigil in his memory.
Nov. 1, 2010: The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says that Chew died as a result of multiple stab wounds and deems his death a homicide.
Nov. 5, 2010: Friends and family of Chew gather in the sanctuary of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation to mourn his death and celebrate his life. Chew was buried earlier in the day at Dean Cemetery in Canterbury.
Dec. 1, 2010: Six teens, Idris Elahi, Marquis Singleton, Brian Rabell, Matias Perry, Rahshad Perry and Tyree Bundy, are arraigned in the Matthew Chew murder case.
Dec. 13, 2010: Idris Elahi makes his first appearance in the New London court where major crimes are heard.
Jan. 5, 2011: The New London Anti-Violence group and Citizens on Patrol hold their second joint anti-crime walk, passing by the corner of Huntington and Washington, where Chew had been stabbed.
Jan. 10, 2011: Chew's voice is heard on a 911 call the night he was murdered, with Chew relaying that he had been jumped and stabbed, according to an arrest warrant affidavit unsealed.
Feb. 18, 2011: Six New London teenagers were sitting around playing Xbox and watching a cop show on television on the last Friday in October when they decided to go out and jump somebody, according to details revealed in a probable causing hearing
Feb. 28, 2011: Judge Patrick J. Clifford rules that the state has presented enough evidence to prosecute Elahi for murder. Elahi has been charged with fatally stabbing Chew with a folding knife.
Oct. 30, 2011: Friends, family and community members gather at Bean & Leaf coffee shop to remember Chew. His friends show up in costume as a tribute to Chew's love of Halloween.
Jan. 18, 2012: Elahi receives an offer from the state that would include him pleading guilty to the stabbing death of Chew in exchange for a sentence of 35 years in prison.
Feb. 22, 2012: Elahi pleads guilty to murdering Matthew Chew and will be sentenced May 23 to 35 years in prison.
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