Teen who fatally stabbed girl for refusing prom proposal accepts plea deal

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Christopher Plaskon stands during a hearing in Superior Court in Milford, Conn. Plaskon is charged with murdering classmate Maren Sanchez, 16, in a stairwell at Milford's Jonathan Law High School on the day of the junior prom on April 25, 2014. Attorneys said at a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, that a possible plea agreement had not been reached to resolve the case against 18-year-old Christopher Plaskon. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Connecticut teenager charged in the 2014 death of a classmate has accepted a plea deal, News 8 reported.

18-year-old Christopher Plaskon has agreed to serve 25 years in prison for the stabbing death of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez.

Plaskon was charged with stabbing and killing Sanchez in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School in April of 2014. Plaskon was reportedly upset at Sanchez because she turned down his invitation to the prom.

Plaskon pleaded not guilty to murder. His attorneys have indicated they’re exploring an insanity defense.

Plaskon will be formally sentenced in June.

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