[caption id="attachment_83179" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Heartbreaking: Maren Sanchez, 16, was fatally stabbed in the neck by a fellow Jonathan Law High School student this morning, hours before she was due to attend her junior prom (pictured wearing her prom gown)[/caption]
Girl stabbed for refuing prom date: Connecticut Prom Rejection Murder
Prom is something to be remembered by all who attend. A night you'll never forget. It's filled with fun and young romance, but not for Jonathan Law High school in Milford, Connecticut where Maren Sanchez was brutally stabbed in the hallway for rejecting someone as her date.
The sixteen year old suspect whose name has not yet been revealed, is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on monday for her death. Maren Sanchez was sixteen and highly involved in school. She was stabbed again and again at 7:15 and taken to Bridgeport Hospital where she died shortly after.
After the altercation the suspect was withheld by the school resource officer. Students were dismissed for the day and prom was rescheduled. School administrators and police officials did not confirm the motive but were aware of the disputes about the dance. The police don't want to rule this out as the motive until they know for sure just what is going on at Jonathan Law High.
[caption id="attachment_83180" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Center of the group: Maren's boyfriend Jarrod Butts holds up the dress that Maren planned to wear to their junior prom when friends gathered in her honor on Friday at the beach on the night that was meant to be their prom[/caption]
Edward Kovac, Maren's cousin, read a statement from her family, calling her death "devastating," they described the honor student as someone who was, "full of hopes and dreams."
"Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates,” he continued. “Instead, we are mourning her death."
Milford Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser says, "[She was] a very well-respected, liked, academically did extremely well. Just a wonderful young woman."
"Anything is possible. We'll get to the bottom of how this happened, why this happened."
The police and Dr. Elizabth Feser are working as hard as possible to find out just why this happened. Whether it be because of a prom rejection or hidden motives this case will not go unresolved with the suspect in custody.
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[caption id="attachment_83178" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Conn. high school girl stabbed for refusing prom date: Report[/caption]
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Stabbing Death of Jonathan Law High School Student
Milford, Connecticut - Shock is being felt by many in this peaceful city of 57,000 people after a student died as a result a stabbing incident at Jonathan Law High School. Reports are that another student was responsible. Police do not believe the stabbing was the result of someone with intent to conduct mass murder as has happened in other schools over the past decade. It is believed this was an isolated incident between two students inside a school building.
The deceased is a 16-year-old junior by the name of Maren Sanchez who rejected the offer of a fellow junior to the class prom. It should be noted that the Associated Press is breaking that story and that Milford Police cannot confirm that as the actual motive at this time. Ms. Sanchez suffered heavy neck trauma from a knife and was found by faculty at 7:14AM lying in a stairwell. Despite efforts to revive her by faculty and emergency responders, she was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Bridgeport Hospital. Ms. Sanchez was a respected member of the varsity tennis team and an honor student who was well-liked by her peers. The suspect is currently in police custody.
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