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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 10:37 AM

Milford will pay $5M to settle lawsuit brought by estate of Maren Sanchez, fatally stabbed by fellow

Milford will pay $5M to settle lawsuit brought by estate of Maren Sanchez, fatally stabbed by fellow student on her prom day

By Josh Kovner


The city of Milford has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the estate of Maren Sanchez, who was stabbed to death at age 16 by fellow student Christopher Plaskon in the hallway of Jonathan law High School on the day of her junior prom.

The settlement, announced Friday, reflects the school’s failure to act on a report from Sanchez months before the April 2014 stabbing that she felt Plaskon was a danger to himself or others.

A lawsuit filed by Donna Cimarelli-Sanchez, administrator of her daughter’s estate, alleged Sanchez told her counselors in the high school guidance department that Plaskon was emotionally disturbed. It accuses the school of not doing enough to keep Sanchez safe.

“It has been almost six long years since Maren was stolen from us,” Cimarelli-Sanchez said in written statement Friday. “This journey has been one of insurmountable anguish and grief, as well as hope. The physical loss of such a vibrant, loving, magnificent magical soul that was Maren is something that no lawsuit can ever make up for.”

Read more: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-maren-sanchez-settlement-stabbing-20191220-qgh3i54vard5figt5274relztu-story.html

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