By Brian McCready
The attorney representing Christopher Plaskon, 16, who is accused of fatally stabbing Jonathan Law Junior Class President Maren Sanchez, 16, will appear in Superior Court, Milford on Wednesday morning.
Plaskon’s attorney, Richard T. Meehan, of Bridgeport, told Milford Patch in an email that “this is to confirm that we are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, June 4th at 10 a.m.
“I will indicate at that time whether we are going forward with the probable cause hearing. I have no other comment,” Meehan wrote.
A probable cause hearing is necessary before Plaskon can plead not guilty to the charges against him.
Meehan has said Plaskon is “ill” after his last court date. He is being held on $3 million bond. He has remained on suicide watch since his incarceration. During the press conference, Meehan told the media that doctors “indicate (Plaskon) is ill.”
“I do believe he is sick,” Meehan has said of Plaskon. “There are signs of active psychosis.”
He has declined to comment on whether the defense will seek an insanity defense.
Milford State’s Attorney Kevin Lawlor has pledged to fully prosecute the individual who committed this crime and to ensure they are “punished appropriately.”
Since the Sanchez tragedy, the Milford community has rallied together as thousands attended a city-wide vigil in her memory. More than 1,000 people attended Sanchez’s wake.