- 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 yesterday.
The medical examiner's office ruled that Maren Sanchez's death was a homicide.
A 16-year-old male 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, a friend of the victim and an athlete described as genial and respectful.
Plaskon's attorney, Richard Meehan, says his client is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation.