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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Prom day stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

Christopher Plaskon, 17, third from left, appears in Superior Court in Milford, Conn., on Wednesday. Plaskon, charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day, pleaded not guilty to murder Wednesday as his attorney said he was investigating a possible mental health defense. From left are attorney Edward Gavin, Plaskon's uncle and guardian Paul Healy, Plaskon and attorney Richard Meehan Jr.