MILFORD - The teenager accused of stabbing a fellow classmate to death at Jonathan Law High School in Milford made his first public court appearance Friday morning.
Christopher Plaskon allegedly attacked 16-year-old Maren Sanchez last Friday, stabbing her multiple times. He will be charged as an adult in the murder.
Plaskon's attorney, Richard T. Meehan Jr.,says that his client is suffering from an "acute psychiatric condition," and the judge ordered him kept on 24-hour suicide watch.
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Plaskon's uncle, Paul Healy, was appointed guardian ad litem during the hearing. Meehan Jr. says the change was made because Plaskon's parents are in seclusion and are struggling to deal with the situation.
Police are still trying to determine a motive, but students say Plaskon became enraged after Sanchez rejected his invitation to their junior prom.
State Attorney Kevin Lawlor says the state is holding off on making any comments on the psychiatric evaluations Plaskon has undergone.
Plaskon will be held at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire until his probable cause hearing on June 4. Meehan Jr. says Plaskon cannot enter a plea until then.
For extended footage of Plaskon's court hearing, watch the clip to the left or go to News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.