Paul Sibiga

Paul Sibiga was charged with 28 counts of reckless endangerment and 28 counts of permitting minors to possess alcohol. (Matt Gosciminski, FOX CT / December 12, 2013)

Another person who attended the party told police that when he arrived Aug. 5 for the party he saw Paul Sibiga, who greeted him and asked if he'd driven there. When the witness responded "no," Paul Sibiga said "good."

The witness said he'd attended five or six parties at Sibiga's property and that Ray Sibiga, another son, had told him "keys had to be left at the house, and that this was his parents' rule" and that "it is a rule at these parties that if you are drinking, you have to stay over."

Witnesses told police that none of them saw Paul Sibiga at the party area on Aug. 5-6 until he went there with the state troopers early on Aug. 6, after the crash.

Police said they went to Paul Sibiga's property 16 months before the crash, in April 2012, to investigate a motor vehicle accident during which a minor had been run over by a vehicle at the party site. The teen suffered a dislocated leg.

Police learned there'd been a party and underage drinking and cited two teens, including Ray Sibiga.

The trooper, according to the warrant, also warned Paul Sibiga about the potential liability of hosting teen drinking parties on his property, and "legal proceedings if anyone was injured or left the property after illegally consuming any alcohol or drugs."

The trooper urged Sibiga to put up no-trespassing signs and to install a gate to block access to the dirt road that leads to the party area.

At Sibiga's arraignment, his lawyer described the area where the parties occurred as 34 acres of woods.

Outside court, Melocowski said he thought it was important to describe the property because "what Mr. Sibiga should have known or knew is an issue."

Ryan Barry, the lawyer for Connor McKee, said on Thursday, "Connor is home with his parents. He lost his close friend. He's devastated."

Car crashes claimed the lives of at least six state teens during the spring and summer.

Brooke Wormstedt, 15, of East Windsor, and Matthew Masse, 18, of Vernon, were killed and three others were injured May 25 in South Windsor.

Brothers Robert Swain, 18, of East Hartford, and La'Andrew Evans-Swain, 16, of Manchester, died after a BMW driven by another teen crashed about 4:15 a.m. on July 14 in East Hartford. Another passenger, 20, was seriously injured. The driver, an 18-year-old, was not hurt.

A little more than an hour later, at 5:30 a.m., Jane Modlesky, 17, died when the SUV she was driving hit several trees along Woodhaven Road in Glastonbury. Police said earlier this month that Modlesky's blood-alcohol content was 0.27, more than 13 times the legal limit for someone her age.

Three juvenile boys were charged Dec. 5 in connection with the case, according to Glastonbury police. Their names were not released. Two of them were charged with reckless endangerment for allowing Modlesky to drive drunk, police said.

The girl who allegedly hosted the gathering that Modlesky attended was charged in August with two counts of allowing minors to possess alcohol.

Police said the 17-year-old had hosted two parties in the nights prior to the accident where minors were consuming alcoholic beverages. Police said the property owners were not home for the parties.