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Candlelight Vigil Held For Teenage Girl Slain In Milford School

Maren Sanchez was slain Friday inside Jonathan Law High School in MIlford. She was honored at a candlelight vigil Monday.
Maren Sanchez was slain Friday inside Jonathan Law High School in MIlford. She was honored at a candlelight vigil Monday. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A candlelight vigil was held Monday night on the Jonathan Law High School football field to honor Maren Sanchez, the 16-year-old junior who was stabbed to death Friday by a classmate at the Milford school, NBC Connecticut reported.

Gov. Dannel Malloy called Sanchez a star, NBC Connecticut said. "She had a special quality about her that made everyone welcome," Malloy said. "She was open and kind."

The suspect, identified as classmate Christopher Plaskon, is under psychiatric evaluation and a 15-day emergency commitment at a medical facility, NBC Connecticut said.

Some students said the attack took place because Sanchez, turned down Plaskon's invitation to the prom, but police are not revealing a motive, NBC Connecticut said.

A fund has been set up to create a scholarship in memory of Maren Sanchez. Donations can be sent to the Maren Sanchez Memorial Fund, c/o Attorney Mike McCabe, 23 Sunnyside Court, Milford, CT 06460.

To read the full story, visit the NBC Connecticut website.

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