CONNECTICUT

Wounds to neck, torso killed girl

A 16-year-old girl stabbed at her high school on the day of her junior prom died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Sunday. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled that Maren Sanchez's death was a homicide.

A classmate is charged with murder as a juvenile in the stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. The attack occurred Friday morning, hours before the school's prom, and authorities are investigating whether Sanchez was stabbed after turning down the boy's invitation to the dance.

Police haven't released the suspect's name, but people who saw him taken into custody identified him as Chris Plaskon, 16. Plaskon's attorney, Richard Meehan, says his client is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation.

The school is to remain closed Monday. A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on the football field. - AP
CALIFORNIA

SUV rams shop

An SUV surged forward from a parking space into a small crowd waiting outside an ice cream parlor, killing a woman, 73, and leaving six people injured. The sport-utility vehicle, driven by an elderly man, rammed into people outside Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour on Friday night, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. The restaurant is in Buena Park, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The SUV driver and a female passenger were not hurt, police said. - AP
NEW YORK

Worker loses arm

A teenage employee at a restaurant in New York state has severed his arm while cleaning a pasta machine. A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital said Brett Bouchard, 17, was in serious condition there Sunday. He was flown there after the accident Thursday at Violi's Restaurant in Massena, N.Y. It's not yet clear whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the accident. - AP