Who Is Chris Plaskon?

By Ari Mason and Doug Greene
|  Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 7:32 AM EDT
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Chris Plaskon, the 16-year-old accused of fatally stabbing Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, will be tried as an adult, his attorney said.

Chris Plaskon, the 16-year-old accused of fatally stabbing Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, will be tried as an adult, his attorney said.

The lawyer representing 16-year-old Chris Plaskon, accused of fatally stabbing Maren Sanchez in the stairwell of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, says his client will be tried as an adult.

Classmates said Plaskon was well known among students and a former member of the track and football teams.

Sean Chester, who sat next to Plaskon in class, called the suspect an “all-right guy” and explained what allegedly happened Friday morning, when Sanchez was killed.

“Chris had asked Maren out to prom,” Chester said. “She already had a boyfriend, though, so she said ‘no’ to him, and I guess he got angry from that.”

The big question is how – and why – Plakson’s anger brought him to breaking point.

“I graduated here in '84 and nothing like that ever happened,” said former Jonathan Law High School student Ann Marie Pomawski, of Milford.

Plaskon did not appear at his arraignment Monday. He underwent an emergency commitment to a medical facility, where he's under psychological evaulation, according to his attorney, Richard Meehan.

A vigil for Sanchez was held tonight at 7 p.m.

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