Connecticut prom day stabbing suspect due in court

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Christopher Plaskon, 16, right, stands with appointed guardian, uncle Paul Healy, during a hearing in his public court appearance at Superior Court Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Plaskon charged in the fatal stabbing of a fellow student on the day of their high school prom is scheduled to appear Wednesday, June 4, in Milford Superior Courfor a hearing on whether there's enough evidence to prosecute him. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak, Pool, File)
A sign at the entrance to Jonathan Law High School memorializes Maren Sanchez as a flag at half-staff blows in the distance on school grounds, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside the school last Friday hours before her junior prom. Christopher Plaskon, 16, was charged in the fatal stabbing of Sanchez. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Christopher Plaskon, 16, second from right, stands with defense attorneys Edward Gavin, left, and Richard T Meehan, Jr., far right, and appointed guardian and uncle Paul Healy, second from left, during his public court appearance at Superior Court Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. He is charged in the fatal stabbing of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death April 25 inside a hallway at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. (AP Photo/New Haven Register, Peter Hvizdak, Pool)
A girl stops at a memorial for Maren Sanchez outside Jonathan Law High School, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside the school last Friday hours before her junior prom. Christopher Plaskon, 16, was charged in the fatal stabbing of Sanchez. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
A woman holds a candle while holding a program for a vigil for Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside the school on Friday hours before her junior prom. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
People raise candles as they listen to Maren Sanchez sing during a vigil for her at Jonathan Law High School, Monday, April 28, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside the school on Friday hours before her junior prom. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
A sign with a photograph of Maren Sanchez stands among a flowers left at a memorial rock Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Milford, Conn. Sanchez was fatally stabbed inside the school last Friday hours before her junior prom. Christopher Plaskon, 16, was charged in the fatal stabbing of Sanchez. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: People reflect during a candlelight vigil attended by hundreds at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. Connecticut is the state where 20 students and 6 adults who were killed Dec. 14, 2012, in the massacre at Sandy Hook School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: Hundreds of people attend a candlelight vigil at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. Connecticut is the state where 20 students and 6 adults who were killed Dec. 14, 2012, in the massacre at Sandy Hook School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: A man reflects during a candlelight vigil attended by hundreds at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. Connecticut is the state where 20 students and 6 adults who were killed Dec. 14, 2012, in the massacre at Sandy Hook School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: People pause and reflect during a candlelight vigil attended by hundreds at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. Connecticut is the state where 20 students and 6 adults who were killed Dec. 14, 2012, in the massacre at Sandy Hook School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Mourners at a vigil at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn., on Friday, April 25, 2014, after Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death at Jonathan Law High School in Milford on Friday, the day the junior prom was to be held. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images)
Mourners at a vigil at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn., release balloons near the end of a vigil on Friday, April 25, 2014, after Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death at Jonathan Law High School in Milford on Friday, the day the junior prom was to be held. (Rick Hartford/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: Students hug during a candlelight vigil attended by hundreds at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: People reflect during a candlelight vigil attended by hundreds at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MILFORD, CT - APRIL 28: Hundreds of people attend a candlelight vigil at Jonathan Law High School after the death of Maren Sanchez, 16, who was stabbed to death Friday morning inside the school on April 28, 2014 in Milford, Connecticut. Sanchez, a popular student, was stabbed by a male student just hours before she was to attend her junior prom with her boyfriend. Connecticut is the state where 20 students and 6 adults who were killed Dec. 14, 2012, in the massacre at Sandy Hook School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A 17-year-old charged in the fatal stabbing of a fellow student on the day of their high school's prom is due back in court for a hearing on whether there's enough evidence to prosecute him.

Christopher Plaskon is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Milford Superior Court for the probable cause hearing. His attorney, Richard Meehan, declined to comment on whether Plaskon will go forward with the hearing. Probable cause hearings are required within 60 days of the filing of charges, unless the accused waives the time or the court grants an extension.

Plaskon is charged with murder in the death of Maren Sanchez, a friend who was stabbed in a hallway at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. The attack occurred hours before the school's junior prom, and police have been investigating whether it was related to Sanchez's refusal to be Plaskon's date.

Plaskon, who turned 17 last week, is being held on $3 million bond at Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, where he was placed at a hospital under suicide watch.

Meehan said last month that Plaskon was showing signs of an active psychosis. Meehan did not provide details of Plaskon's condition, but he did say the boy understands he's charged with murder and that Meehan is his attorney.

"I do believe he's sick," Meehan said, noting Plaskon had been under an emergency commitment and will continue to receive psychiatric care.

Plaskon, who is being prosecuted as an adult, faces up to 60 years in prison with a mandatory minimum of 25 years if found guilty of murder.

A witness saw Plaskon on top of Sanchez during the attack and tried unsuccessfully to pull him away, and another saw him discard a bloody knife, according to a police affidavit.

Plaskon, his clothes bloody, was taken to the principal's office, where an officer arrived and asked what happened. "I did it. Just arrest me," Plaskon replied, according to the officer.

Sanchez was a member of the National Honor Society who was active in drama and other school activities.

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