Prosecutors, defense lawyers mum on status of teen charged in Connecticut school stabbing

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This undated image of Maren Sanchez provided by her family is from Maren Sanchez's Facebook page. A 16-year-old teenager is accused of fatally stabbing 16-year-old Maren Sanchez Friday, April 25, 2014 in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford. (AP Photo/The Sanchez famly)

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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they are not releasing any information Monday on the status of a Connecticut teenager charged as a juvenile offender with killing a classmate hours before their junior prom.

The teen's case had been expected to go before a state Juvenile Court judge in New Haven on Monday. It's not clear whether that happened.

The boy is charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez Friday at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. His case automatically will be transferred to adult court under state law.

Police haven't identified the teen, but people who saw him taken into custody said he was Sanchez's friend, Chris Plaskon.

Sanchez's family and friends are preparing for a candlelight vigil in her memory Monday evening at the school.

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Collins reported from Hartford, Conn.

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