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Teenage girl stabbed to death over prom rejection

Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death after refusing invite to prom.
Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death after refusing invite to prom.
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In Connecticut, a teenage girl was stabbed to death by a classmate when she rejected his invitation to prom. The young girl was a junior at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. Milford Police Chief Keith Mello stated that the girl was attacked just after 7 a.m.

The victim was 16 year-old Maren Sanchez. Sanchez was stabbed by a 16 year-old classmate whose identity is being withheld because of his age. He is accused of stabbing Sanchez near a school stairwell.

Sanchez received laceration wounds to her neck, chest and face. The knife used was recovered at the scene. Sam Garcia, another classmate stated, “There was blood on her neck. It was awful.”

Garcia went on to state, “I saw the girl lying on the stretcher when they took her out.” Sanchez was killed on the same day of the junior prom. It was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at a banquet hall in the nearby town of Stratford.

The prom has been rescheduled due to the attack. The boy who attacked Sanchez was charged as a juvenile offender with her murder.

A cousin of Sanchez, Edward Kovac read a statement from the family. “We are shocked and devastated. Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening, with her friends and classmates. Instead, we are mourning her death.”

The school principal, Fran Thompson stated that Sanchez was “an incredible young woman” who represented “everything right” about the school.

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