Maren Sanchez, 16, a student at the Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Connecticut, was stabbed to death yesterday. ;Her alleged killer is another student—a friend of hers—who had asked her to the prom. ;She turned him down (having a boyfriend, after all), and he plunged a knife into her neck.
Maren’s assailant may be mentally ill. No one knows. He may have been taking illicit drugs. No one knows that, either. Certainly, if either was the case, he had little hope of getting the help he needed against the backdrop of our shattered, sorry excuse for a mental health care system. ; ; ;