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Conn. School Stabbing Suspect Appears in Court



MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Connecticut high school student says his client is showing signs of an active psychosis.

The 16-year-old defendant, Christopher Plaskon, made his first court appearance Friday. Plaskon has been charged with murder in the slaying of Maren Sanchez, a friend who was stabbed to death last week in a hallway at Jonathan Law High School in Milford.

Police have been investigating whether the attack was related to Sanchez’s refusal to be Plaskon’s prom date.

Plaskon was ordered transferred to the state’s Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, where lawyer Richard Meehan asked that he be placed under a suicide watch. He will not enter a plea until after a probable cause hearing, which is scheduled for June 4.

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  • PedophileStateNittanyLiarz

    More white trash killing their intellectual superiors.

  • Publicdole

    Suspect? Why is society wasting time and money to listen to this BS. Hang him and be done with it.

  • Roger

    Horrible, horrible comments on here!!!!

  • 32 MuddyPaws

    If this young man is showing signs of active psychosis (the second of 3 phases of psychosis), then the entire first phase – the ‘at risk’ phase that can last for months was missed by everyone who knew this kid? There would have been obvious signs – changes in his behavior and his thought process, his perceptions, his personality, even the way he viewed the world, that his parents, his teachers, his friends would have clearly seen as “something is not quite right”. And now he’s taken the life of a young, vibrant, intelligent woman who had a bright future ahead of her as well as throwing his own future down the septic tank. This is tragic on so many levels. Very, very sad.

  • bojacks

    Lol, and how would that be distinguished as different than typical adolescent angst? Its easy to play Monday Morning Diagnostics, fact is…our very system is designed for multiple failures to be experienced before kids get higher levels of MH treatment. Its always about money, and unfortunately that wont change.

  • mother person

    Funny, no one noticed this until he is facing jail time.