Teen kills classmate after prom rejection, gets 25 years

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, Christopher Plaskon stands during a hearing in Superior Court in Milford, Conn. Plaskon is charged with murdering classmate Maren Sanchez, 16, in a stairwell at Milford's Jonathan Law High School on the day of the junior prom on April 25, 2014. Attorneys said at a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, that a possible plea agreement had not been reached to resolve the case against 18-year-old Christopher Plaskon. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH/AP) — A Connecticut teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing a classmate to death at their high school because he was upset she turned down his prom invitation.

A judge handed down the sentence to 19-year-old Christopher Plaskon on Monday in Milford Superior Court. Attorneys indicated that Plaskon will be eligible for parole after completing 60-percent of his sentence.

Related Content: Teen accepts plea deal in deadly 2014 stabbing

Plaskon pleaded no contest to murder in March in the killing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez inside Jonathan Law High School in Milford on the day of the junior prom in April 2014.

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