Lawyers discuss possible plea deal in 2014 school stabbing

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for a teenager charged with fatally stabbing a classmate on the day of their prom are continuing discussions with prosecutors on a potential plea agreement.

The defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Plaskon, appeared in court for a pre-trial hearing Thursday but the case was continued until next month.

Plaskon is accused of killing 16-year-old Maren Sanchez in the hallway of their Milford high school in April 2014. His family and friends told police Plaskon had been upset that Sanchez had turned down his prom invitation.

Attorneys for both sides said they are discussing a possible agreement that could resolve the case ahead of trial. Plaskon has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge and his attorneys have indicated they were exploring an insanity defense.

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