Maren Sanchez was murdered two years ago, many say because she turned a boy down for a prom date.
At just 16, Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death in front of friends and classmates in a hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut.
The boy who stabbed Maren Sanchez to death, Christopher Plaskon, now 18, accepted a plea deal on Monday which will assign him 25 years in prison.
Judicial District State’s Attorney Kevin D. Lawlor said of the deal acceptance, “It’s almost on the anniversary of her death, and I hope they (the family) and the community can move on and heal.”
While it seems like a slim sentence for cutting Maren Sanchez's life short in such a brutal fashion, Lawlor seems to think it's enough.
He said, “Both sides took a long time to assess the facts,” and “I have to make judgments based on what the law requires.”
He added, “I believe he should be punished severely and he is being punished severely.”
According to Lawlor, even Maren Sanchez's mother, Donna Cimarelli-Sanchez, agrees with the sentence in order to “avoid further trauma” of a trial.
However, no time served on the part of her murderer is going to bring back Maren Sanchez.
After her murder, her cousin, Edward Kovac, spoke for the family, saying, “Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates. Instead, we are mourning her death and we are trying to understand this senseless loss of life.”
He said that Maren Sanchez was a “bright light full of hopes and dreams.”
While Christopher Plaskon was handed a 25 year sentence, he could be eligible to have that time reduced to 60 percent, or 13 years.
What do you think? Do you feel that 25 , or 13, years is enough for the murder of Maren Sanchez?