The hands and clothes of 16-year-old Christopher Plaskon were bloody when he looked at a school police officer last Friday and said, “I did it. Just arrest me,” according to a probable cause statement that the Milford Police Department filed with Milford Superior Court.
Plaskon is expected in court Friday morning, where he faces a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez on what would have been the day of her junior prom.
Sources say that Plaskon stabbed Maren, whom one local clergy said was “her friend,” because she was not going to the prom with him.
School Resource Officer James Kiely was heading toward the stairwell where Maren was attacked Friday at about 7:15 a.m. when he was called to the principal’s office. There he saw Plaskon with “bloody hands and clothing,” according to the court document.
As Kiely was with Plaskon, he was summoned to the stairwell where the attack occurred.
Kiely secured Plaskon in handcuffs before he left him.
When he arrived on the scene, Kiely notified responding officers of the seriousness of the attack. The police report states that Maren was in “grave condition.” She died a short time later at Bridgeport Hospital, despite efforts by school medical personnel, emergency medical technicians and hospital staff to save her.
An autopsy report states that Maren died of stab wounds to the trunk and neck, and the girl’s death was ruled a homicide.
The police report also states that a witness saw Plaskon on top of Maren “during the attack/murder and actually unsuccessfully tried to pull him away from the victim.”
Another witness told police he saw Plaskon discard a bloody knife onto a hallway floor shortly after he — the witness — removed Plaskon from the scene.
Police have recovered the knife.
Shortly after Kiely left Plaskon handcuffed in the principal’s office, other police arrived and took him into custody, “where he was kept under constant guard,” according to the report.
Plaskon is expected to be tried as an adult, according to a report in the Connecticut Post. He is currently being held in a psychiatric facility under a suicide watch on a $3 million bond. According to court papers, he has no previous criminal history.
Meanwhile, school staff, students and families continue to try to come to grips with the murder.
Students went back to school Tuesday, and sources say it was a difficult day for all involved.
Calling hours for Maren will be Thursday at Cody White Funeral Home, and school officials are arranging shuttles to take students to the service.