By Alaine Griffin, Hartford Courant
Christopher M. Plaskon, who was charged Tuesday with murder in the stabbing death of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez, told police at the scene “I did it. Just arrest me,” according to court documents released Tuesday.
Plaskon, 16, was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of murder in the death of Sanchez, according to State’s Attorney Kevin D. Lawlor, who said that Plaskon will be prosecuted in adult court and not as a juvenile.
Plaskon is accused of attacking Sanchez with a knife in a hallway of Jonathan Law School on Friday morning. He is in custody at a medical facility pending his transfer to the state Department of Correction.
The Plaskon’s family spokesman also issued this statement:
Words can only fall short in conveying the depth and breadth of the raw sadness we are left with by this unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts are forever broken as we, like you, struggle to understand.
To the Sanchez family, our deepest sympathies. Please know that you are now, and forever, in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. We join with the entire Milford community to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of this most vibrant and exceptional young woman.
To our extended family, friends and neighbors and all who have reached out to us in our darkest hour with warmth, kindness, understanding and compassion, you cannot know how much it has meant to us. Thank you.
In prayer we ask for comfort for the Sanchez family and all of us so deeply affected by this tragedy. We pray for the wisdom to guide us as we desperately try to pull together the shattered pieces of our families. And finally, we pray that time may soften our wounds and reveal forgiveness in the hearts of all