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Connecticut high school stabbing suspect due to make first public court appearance

A teenager charged in the fatal stabbing of a Connecticut high school student is expected to make his first public court appearance.

The 16-year-old defendant, Christopher Plaskon, is due Friday in Milford Superior Court. Plaskon has been charged with murder in the slaying of Maren Sanchez, a friend who was killed last week in a hallway at Jonathan Law High School in Milford.

Police have been investigating whether the attack was related to Sanchez's refusal to be Plaskon's prom date.

A wake for Sanchez Thursday drew a large turnout.

Plaskon was arraigned Tuesday at a medical facility, where his attorneys say he's been undergoing psychiatric evaluation.

Plaskon's family said Tuesday it joins the community in mourning the loss of life as it struggles to understand what led to the crime.

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