Milford teen stabbing suspect in court

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– It was a brief appearance Wednesday from Christopher Plaskon. In the Milford courtroom before a judge he showed little to no emotion.

Sixteen-year-old Christopher Plakson appeared before a judge in Milford Superior Court. His defense attorney asked for more time to review volumes of materials, adding that they need to do their own investigation.

“If there is other material we think is there that has not been turned over, we have a good cooperation with the state’s attorneys office. A good level of cooperation that’s a phone call or an email and we fully expect we will get access to whatever we need,” said Richard T. Meehan, Defense Attorney.

Access to police reports of what happened on April 25th when Maren Sanchez was found stabbed to death in a hallway at Jonathan Law High the morning of the junior prom. Plaskon is charged in the fatal knife attack on his classmate. Wednesday Plaskon’s attorney, Richard Meehan did not elaborate on his client’s condition.

“I’d rather not get into that, other than you can imagine what a young man at this age is going through incarcerated at this point in time,” said Meehan.

But in the past Meehan said Plaskon was on medication and displayed signs of active psychosis. He talked about the potential defenses.

“Extreme emotional disturbance, diminished capacity and the traditional insanity defense,” said Meehan.

Attorney Anthony Bonadies, spoke on behalf of Sanchez’s father.

“He wants to make sure that the magnitude of the loss is recognized by all the people involved in the decision making and that Maren was not only young but vivacious and just a wonderful person,” said Bonadies.

“I can’t imagine anything more horrific than what these families are going through Maren Sanchez’s family and the Plaskon family, and none of us can really get our arms around what it must be like for people to have to deal with this kind of situation where you send your daughter to school one day and you get a phone call like her mom got, or you get a phone call like the Plaskons got,” said Meehan.

Plaskon’s attorney says his client is still on medication and is being held at the Manson Youth Institution which is a state Department of Correction facility. Plaskon’s next court date is scheduled for October 16th.

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