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Tuesday, February 9 Local

Teen slaying suspect arraigned in court

Lawyer says Plaskon is 'suffering from an active psychosis'; Judge places youth under a suicide watch in correction facility

MILFORD -- As he stood with his lawyers in the courtroom Friday morning, Christopher Plaskon had an odd look on his face, not a smile, not a blank stare, but a look eerily similar to his yearbook photo.

"He is suffering from an active psychosis," his lawyer, Richard Meehan, said later. "I do believe he is sick."

But State's Attorney Kevin Lawlor said Meehan's opinion will not likely have an effect on his prosecution of the 16-year-old Plaskon in the fatal slashing of his Jonathan Law High School classmate, Maren Sanchez.

"They are going to proceed with their theories, and we will continue our investigation of the case," the prosecutor said.