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16 Year Old Stabbed on Prom Day

On Behalf of / Tuesday, 29 April 2014 / Published in felony, Wrongful Death

Prom Day Turns Fatal for 16 Year old Girl

Prom is the best night of a lot of teens lives, however for one 16 year old girl her prom day wasn’t quite as enjoyable as most. The girl was stabbed at her high school the same day as her junior prom. She died due to wounds to her neck and torso.

The Connecticut medical examiner ruled that Maren Sanchez’s death was indeed a homicide.

Her 16 year old male classmate was charged with murder as a juvenile. The brutal attack happened on Friday morning which was just a few hours before the school’s prom night. The police are investigating whether her death was due to her turning down the boy’s invitation to prom.

Police have not released the boy’s name since he is a minor. However some witnesses that saw the boy taken into custody said that his name is Chris Plaskon. Chris was described as “genial and respectful” it is also stated that he was a friend of the victim.

The boy’s attorney, Richard Meehan stated that his client is being held under psychiatric evaluation. The boy will not appear at the arraignment. Meehan thinks that his client will eventually be charged as an adult.

Meehan’s statement about the stabbing

His family is devastated not only for him, but the youngster who was killed. It’s a terrible situation all the way around.

According to a teacher at the school, the suspect has 4 brother and has a great sense of humor. His family is also involved in the community.

The Teacher’s statement about the boy who stabbed the girl

There’s no reason to suspect he would have done this. I think that’s what makes it harder.

Chris is an overall good student:

Sanchez, a member of the National Honor Society who was active in drama and other school activities, had been focused on prom in the days before her death. She had posted a photograph on Facebook of her blue prom dress and was looking forward to attending with a new boyfriend.


The school is staying closed on Monday to show respect. There is a memorial service that was scheduled on Monday at the school’s football field. They Junior class is hoping to raise funds to have a memorial bench placed in the young girl’s honor.

source: https://www.abc15.com/news/national/autopsy-student-died-of-stab-wounds-to-neck-body