Breaking news: Family of Christopher Plaskon, 16, releases its first public statement on the death of Maren Sanchez, 16
Milford school murder suspect, Christopher Plaskon’s family released its first public statement to the media Tuesday morning. Milford Now obtained the statement from a family friend on behalf of the Plaskons’.
Christopher Plaskon, 16, is accused of stabbing to death Jonathan Law Junior Class President Maren Sanchez, 16, at the school Friday morning. He is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at a New Haven Hospital. Christopher is expected to remain there for up to two weeks before he is arraigned on murder charges.
Here is the Plaskon family statement in its entirety and unedited:
“Words can only fall short in conveying the depth and breadth of the raw sadness we are left with by this unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts are forever broken as we, like you, struggle to understand.
To the Sanchez family, our deepest sympathies. Please know that you are now, and forever, in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. We join with the entire Milford community to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of this most vibrant and exceptional young woman.
To our extended family, friends and neighbors and all who have reached out to us in our darkest hour with warmth, kindness, understanding and compassion, you cannot know how much it has meant to us. Thank you.
In prayer we ask for comfort for the Sanchez family and all of us so deeply affected by this tragedy. We pray for the wisdom to guide us as we desperately try to pull together the shattered pieces of our families. And finally, we pray that time may soften our wounds and reveal forgiveness in the hearts of all.”