Autopsy shows Connecticut student died of multiple stab wounds

Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:17pm EDT

1 of 14. People gather at the beach for a vigil in honor of slain student Maren Sanchez in Milford, Connecticut April 25, 2014.

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(Reuters) - A 16-year-old Connecticut girl killed at her high school last week in an attack police say was carried out by a classmate died of multiple stab wounds to her face and torso, according to an autopsy report released Sunday.

Maren Sanchez's death has officially been ruled a homicide, a spokeswoman with Connecticut's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner added.

Sanchez, 16, was killed on Friday in a stairwell at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut by a classmate who may have been upset that she rebuffed his invitation to the prom, police said.

The prom was postponed after the incident.

A 16-year-old high school junior has been charged as a juvenile with her murder and was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, his attorney said.

The teen suspect was likely to be tried as an adult, according to lawyer Edward Gavin.

He said the teen's family was "devastated" over the incident and Sanchez's death.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

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Comments (3)
JojoAcapulco wrote:
I’ll bet that psychiatrist is going to make a bundle testifying as an “expert witness” for the defense. Or will if the family has the money to pay for the testimony.

Apr 26, 2014 9:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:
Such a sick and twisted generation.

Apr 27, 2014 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
moosemyfrnds wrote:
wait “died of multiple stab wounds to her face and torso” now, he stabbed her in the neck multiple times as Muslims are trained to do

Apr 28, 2014 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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