Conn. high school girl stabbed for refusing prom date: Report


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Conn. high school girl stabbed for refusing prom date: Report
Richard Weizel, REUTERS
First posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 12:14 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 08:11 PM EDT
MILFORD, Conn. A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death on Friday by a classmate at their Connecticut high school, and authorities were investigating reports the boy was enraged that she had rejected his invitation to the prom, police said.
The victim, Maren Sanchez, a junior at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the 7 a.m. (1100 GMT) attack, Milford Police Chief Keith Mello told a news conference.
A police statement later on Friday said a 16-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile offender with her murder. His identity has been withheld because of his age, and he remains in custody, police said.
He is accused of stabbing Sanchez near a stairwell in the school and lacerating her neck, chest and face with a knife that was recovered at the scene, the police statement said.
"There was blood on her neck. It was awful," said 16-year-old Sam Garcia, a junior at the school, as he walked home after officials closed the school soon after the incident. "I saw the girl lying on the stretcher when they took her out."
The incident took place on the morning of the junior prom, which was set to begin at 7 p.m. (2300 GMT) at a banquet hall in nearby Stratford. Because of the incident, the prom will be rescheduled, school officials announced.
Police were investigating reports from students that the girl had turned down the boy's invitation to the prom.
The boy, who is also a student at the school, is expected to be arraigned on Monday at the juvenile court in New Haven, police said. The Milford Superior Court will rule on whether the boy will be prosecuted as an adult or a juvenile, police said.
Edward Kovac, a cousin of Sanchez, read a statement from the victim's family Friday afternoon, saying: "We are shocked and devastated."
"Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening, with her friends and classmates," he said. "Instead, we are mourning her death."
Elizabeth Feser, the city's schools superintendent, said Sanchez was a student athlete and a member of the National Honor Society, an organization that recognizes high-achievers.
Fran Thompson, the school principal, told students and parents in a message that Sanchez was "an incredible young woman" who represented "everything right" about the school.
The Jonathan Law school is in a seaside suburb on Long Island Sound, about 11 miles (17 km) southwest of New Haven.
The Friday morning attack took place about two weeks after a student went on a stabbing spree a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, high school, injuring 22 people.
Friends took to Twitter, using the hashtag #PrayForMaren to express dismay over the attack.
Students mourn in front of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn., April 25, 2014. Maren Sanchez, 16, was killed on Friday in an attack inside a Connecticut high school and authorities were investigating reports she was stabbed by a fellow student after rejecting his invitation to the prom, police said. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin


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damngrumpy
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Good god what is the matter with some of these people? Society going to hell in a
hand basket or was this kid just a victim of not getting his own way?
 
Serryah
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

Good god what is the matter with some of these people? Society going to hell in a
hand basket or was this kid just a victim of not getting his own way?

Both.
 
spaminator
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Prom dispute stabbing suspect gets psych exam, will likely be tried as adult: Attorney
Richard Weizel, Reuters
First posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 08:40 PM EDT | Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014 09:11 PM EDT
MILFORD, Conn. The 16-year-old Connecticut high school junior charged with the stabbing death of a classmate who may have turned down his prom invitation is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation and likely will be tried as an adult, his attorney said on Saturday.
The teen is accused of stabbing fellow junior Maren Sanchez, 16, at Jonathan Law High School in Milford on Friday, lacerating her neck, chest and face with a knife recovered at the scene.
He was charged with her murder as a juvenile offender, and authorities have withheld his identity because of his age. While the suspect is in a psychological medical facility, he remains in police custody, police said.
Sanchez was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital shortly after the 7:15 a.m. attack on Friday, the day of the junior prom, said Milford Police Chief Keith Mello.
Sanchez, an honour student, junior class president and a popular athlete, posted a photo of herself online in a prom dress last month. The prom was postponed due to the killing.
Police said on Saturday they were still investigating reports from students and teachers that the suspect had asked Sanchez to go to the prom with him and whether a rejection prompted the attack. They offered no other motive in the slaying.
The suspect will likely remain at the psychiatric centre for up to 15 days, said Edward Gavin, one of his lawyers.
"His family is obviously devastated and expresses heartfelt condolences to the family of (Maren Sanchez)," Gavin said.
He said his client would not attend a scheduled arraignment in juvenile court in New Haven on Monday.
Friends honoured Sanchez during a Friday night candlelight vigil at a beach in Milford, a seaside suburban town about 11 miles from New Haven and 60 miles from New York City. Dozens of students wore their long prom dresses and tuxedos.
Prom dispute stabbing suspect gets psych exam, will likely be tried as adult: At
 
shadowshiv
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Prom dispute stabbing suspect gets psych exam, will likely be tried as adult: Attorney

I sincerely hope that he is tried as an adult. That way, he's more likely to get the sentence he deserves. The hubris that he must have felt to decide that someone that dared to spurn him deserved to die. I also don't want him to remain in anonymity. Let everyone know what this piece of crap's name is.

Rest In Peace, Maren.
 
spaminator
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Connecticut teen charged with murder as an adult in prom stabbing
Richard Weizel, Reuters
First posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:10 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 08:17 PM EDT
MILFORD - A 16-year-old boy charged on Tuesday as an adult with murder in the stabbing death of a female classmate before their junior prom told a police officer, "I did it. Just arrest me," according to court documents.
Christopher Plaskon of Milford, Connecticut, who previously was charged as a juvenile offender, was charged as an adult in a proceeding conducted at an undisclosed psychiatric center where the teen has been held since the attack, his attorney Richard Meehan, Jr., said in a statement.
Judge Frank Iannotti ordered Plaskon held on $3 million bail. The teen was scheduled to appear at a formal arraignment on Friday at Milford Superior Court.
Plaskon is accused of stabbing Maren Sanchez, 16, both juniors at Jonathan Law High School, inside the school in Milford, a suburban seaside town about 11 miles (17 km) from New Haven and about 60 miles (96 km) from New York City.
Police said Plaskon lacerated her neck, chest and face with a kitchen knife that was recovered at the scene. An autopsy report released on Sunday said Sanchez died of multiple stab wounds.
Plaskon, who was taken into custody at the school, told the arresting officer: "I did it. Just arrest me," court documents said.
Plaskon's family released a statement on Tuesday, expressing their "raw sadness" at the tragedy, which took place hours before the junior prom was scheduled to begin. It was canceled following the incident and will be rescheduled at a later date.
"Our hearts are forever broken as we, like you, struggle to understand," the Plaskon family said.
"In prayer, we ask for comfort for the Sanchez family and all of us so deeply affected by this tragedy. We pray for the wisdom to guide us as we desperately try to pull together the shattered pieces of our families."
A young woman is consoled at Jonathan Law High School during a vigil for slain student Maren Sanchez in Milford, Connecticut April 28, 2014. Sanchez, 16 was killed on Friday in a stairwell at the school by a classmate who may have been upset that she rebuffed his invitation to the prom, police said. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

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shadowshiv
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Good! Give that piece of crap a nice long jail sentence!
 
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