The family of Christopher Plaskon, 16, who is in custody in connection with the stabbing death of Maren Sanchez, issued their first public statement Tuesday morning.
The statement was provided to the Milford Now web site by a family friend, Milford Now publisher Brian McCready said.
Plaskon, who faces a murder charge, is accused of stabbing his friend to death in a hallway at Jonathan Law High School on Friday.
He is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at a New Haven hospital.
“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,” the Plaskon family said in its statement.
Read the Plaskon family’s entire statement here.